This is not the first time Singh had made a controversial statement
Amid the ongoing row over the Assam National Register of Citizens (NRC) draft list, a lawmaker from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had stirred controversy over his statement on Rohingya and Bangaldeshi immigrants, NDTV reports.
The lawmaker from Telangana, Raja Singh on Tuesday said illegal Rohingya and Bangladeshi immigrants should be shot dead.
“If these Rohingyas and Bangladeshi illegal immigrants do not leave India respectfully, then they should be shot and eliminated. Then only our country will be safe,” Singh was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
This is not the first time Singh had made a controversial statement.
Earlier he said incidents of lynching will not stop till the time cows get the status of “Rashtra Mata.”
“If the cow is not accorded the status of ‘Rashtra Mata’, I feel the war for ‘gau raksha’ (cow protection) will not stop even if ‘gau rakshaks’ (cow protectors) are put into jails or bullets are fired at them,” Singh said.
On Tuesday, massive uproar was witnessed in the Lok Sabha as the Opposition slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government over the Assam NRC draft list. The NRC sparked the illegal immigrants’ issue with focus shifting on illegal Rohingyas staying in India.
The draft list, which was released on Monday, has left out nearly 4 million people in Assam, incorporating the names of 28 million people out of 32 million applicants. The list was released in line with the directions of the Supreme Court to identify permanent residents and “illegal migrants” from Bangladesh.
Source: Dhaka Tribune.