Jammu has 13,755 foreigner nationals: Government

7,093 foreigners were staying in the state in 2008, they increased to 12,560 in 2014 and 13,755 in 2016, she said.

Published: 11th January 2017 07:03 PM  |   Last Updated: 11th January 2017 07:03 PM   |  A+A-

File picture of vehicles moving towards Jammu-Srinagar highway closed due to heavy snowfall in Kashmir valley. (PTI)

By PTI

JAMMU: Over 13,700 foreigners, including Tibetans and Rohingyas Muslims from Myanmar, are settled in Jammu and Kashmir where the population of foreign nationals has increased by over 6,000 from 2008 to 2016.

As of January 6, 322 foreigners besides 13,433 Burmese and Tibetans are staying in Jammu and Kashmir, said Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti in a written reply to a question by BJP MLA Rajesh Gupta in the state Assembly.

While 7,093 foreigners were staying in the state in 2008, they increased to 12,560 in 2014 and 13,755 in 2016, she said.

Of this number, 5,743 people are Burmese nationals (Rohingyas), 7,690 people are Tibetans and 322 are other foreigners, she added.

She said the foreign nationals have entered Jammu and Kashmir on their own and have settled in Jammu and Samba district.

"No Rohingyas have been found involved in militancy- related incidents. Seventeen FIRs have been registered against 38 Rohingyas for various offences, including those relating to illegal border crossings," she said.

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