The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Wednesday made it clear that it has not given any directions to provide flats to Rohingya illegal migrants at Bakkarwala in New Delhi and that "illegal foreigners" are to be kept in the Detention Centre till their deportation as per law.
Clarifying news reports in certain sections of the media regarding Rohingyas being provided with the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) flats, the MHA said that it is the Delhi government that has proposed to shift them to a new location.
"MHA has directed the Government of Delhi to ensure that the Rohingya illegal foreigners will continue at the present location at Kanchan Kunj, Madanpur Khadar as MHA has already taken up the matter of deportation of illegal foreigners with the concerned country through the Ministry of External Affairs," the ministry said in a statement.
With respect to news reports in certain sections of media regarding Rohingya illegal foreigners, it is clarified that Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has not given any directions to provide EWS flats to Rohingya illegal migrants at Bakkarwala in New Delhi.
— गृहमंत्री कार्यालय, HMO India (@HMOIndia) August 17, 2022
"The Government of Delhi has not declared the present location as a Detention Centre. They have been directed to do the same immediately," mentioned the MHA statement.