Officials said that 26 Rohingyas from Jammu were seized in southern Assam’s Cachar district on Sunday, with 12 children and eight women among them.
Moreover, the police are now confirming their UNHCR cards.
Ramandeep Kaur, the Cachar district superintendent of police, said three Rohingya Muslim families with a total of 26 members traveled to Guwahati via Delhi from the Jammu refugee camp.
“Right now, we’re confirming their UNHCR cards and the reason for their visit to the northeast.” “We’re also looking into who advised them to relocate from their Jammu refugee camp to Assam and why,” Kaur told the press.
Earlier many Rohingyas were detained
On May 2, 24 Rohingyas from the Jammu camp were seized in Tripura’s Unakoti district, including ten children and eight women. They were eventually released because they have UNHCR credentials.
Six Rohingyas, including a lady and two children, were held at Dharmanagar, Tripura, after arriving from Delhi on April 27.
Meanwhile, Rohingya Muslims from Bangladesh frequently visit the northeastern states illegally in quest of work and other opportunities.
270 Rohingyas, all Myanmar citizens, have been held by the Border Security Force and other security agencies in various northeastern states over the last two years.
Since 2016, about 860,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar to seek refuge in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar.