Srinagar: Nearly 168 Rohingyas have been found living in Jammu and Kashmir illegally who are being sent to jails now.
The authorities of Jammu and Kashmir administration began a biometric collection drive on Saturday where they were collecting details of the foreigners living in J&K without valid documents.
“At least 168 illegal immigrant Rohingyas have been sent to Hiranagar jail,” a senior police officer told PTI.
The verification process of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar was carried out at the MAM Stadium amid high security, the officials said, adding further verification of the foreigners is going on, they added.
Under the drive on Saturday, biometric and other details, such as place of stay, of Rohingyas were collected, the officials said.
Rohingyas are a minority people speaking a Bengali dialect staying in Myanmar. Following persecution in their country, many of them entered India illegally through Bangladesh and took shelter in Jammu and other parts of India.