RSS leader Indresh Kumar asks Islamic countries to offer Rohingyas citizenship. (File Photo)
Senior RSS leader Indresh Kumar on Tuesday said Islamic nations should come forward in absorbing the Rohngiyas and offer them their citizenship.
“Rohingyas are not inhabitants of India. If you go by history, they purely belong to Bangladesh, so how can they be allowed to stay in India?” said Kumar.
Kumar added, “Moreover, they (Rohingyas) have been involved in terrorist activities here."
"I want to know one thing why not Islamic nations come forward and offer citizenship to Rohngiyas. Whereas in our country, we already have a huge population and comparatively small land size," he added.
The BJP-led Central government had recently received flak from the United Nations for its response towards Rohingya crisis after Union Minister of State of Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju had earlier said that the Rohingyas were ‘illegal immigrants’ and stands to be deported.
United Nations human rights chief Zied Ra’ad al Haussein flayed any attempts by India to deport the immigrants to Myanmar.
The BJP-led Central government had on August 9 informed the parliament that more than 14,000 Rohingyas staying in India are registered with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
(With PTI inputs)