Jihadi groups funding Rohingya migration from India to Nepal: Intel report
20 February 2020
Rohingya Muslims living in India have started to infiltrate to Nepal, according to a report sent by intelligence agencies to the union home ministry. These migrants with no legal status pay bribes amounting to thousands of rupees to secure citizenship documents on Nepal.
A Zee News report citing an intelligence agency officer said that Rohingyas planning to migrate to Nepal get in touch with Rohingyas already settled in Nepal and pay between Rs4,000 and Rs50,000 to brokers to settle in Nepal.
According to intelligence reports, at least 378 Rohingyas have moved to Nepal and some of them are in touch with real estate brokers to buy land in the land-locked Himalayan nation.
The report also mentions that some Islamic organisations of Nepal like the Islami Sangh Nepal, whose activities are suspect, are funding the Rohingyas to settle in the country.
According to intelligence reports, at least 35 temporary shelters have come up in Nepal's Dhading district in the last few days. Similarly, 104 Rohingyas have settled in Lanstoor and some of them are in Panauti municipality.
Home ministry official point to the urgent need to keep a close watch on the movement of such Rohingyas as the area has become a hot-bed of anti-India activities. Even Pakistan's notorious intelligence agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) has been building bases of terror groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad along the Indo-Nepal border.
Given ISI activity in Nepal, the funding of Rohingyas to help them settle in Nepal can be a part of a huge anti-India conspiracy, they say.
A few months back, Indian intelligence agencies had uncovered ISI's sinister plot to open terror camps in Mae Sot district of Thailand along the Myanmar border. Pakistani Taliban fighters were tasked with training young Rohingyas to carry out terror strikes in the camp. The report had raised apprehensions that Rohingyas were being trained for terror activities in India and Bangladesh.
The details of the Mae Sot camp came to light during the interrogation of a group of Khalistani terrorists. Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Saeed had met Rohingya terrorists to help them in setting up the camp. ISI sponsored jihadi group Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami-Arakan (HuJI) leader Maulana Abdul Quddus, who is helping in running the Mae Sot camp, is currently in Pakistan, according to the Zee News report.