Kohima: Highlighting the security threat that Rohingya rebels pose to national security, the intelligence branch of Nagaland Police on Thursday warned against a likely attack on the people of Nagaland by the Rohingya rebels.
The Nagaland Intelligence sources confirmed that the Imam of Dimapur is contacting the Rohingya rebels and has commenced collecting huge amount of arms and ammunitions from Bangladesh.
According to officials 2,000 Muslims have volunteered to take up arms against the Nagas, if the latter try to drive them out.
The Imam is planning to attack Hebron and Kehoi camps post which it will be convenient for them to capture Nagaland.
Around 20 ISIS terrorists have entered Nagaland and are training the volunteers. Suicide bomb attacks and bomb blasts are likely throughout Nagaland. The authorities have directed to track the movement of Muslims in Dimapur.
Highlighting the gravity of the Rohingya influx, BSF Inspector General (RETD) V. K. Gaur stated that the forces deployed for refugee camps restrict the entry of genuine global relief agencies to make shift refugee camps.
However, several radical Islamic organisations are active inside the camps.
Gaur said, “It is believed that Pakistan’s Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), elements from Al Quaida, Jamat e Islami, Chhatra Shibir, ISI and some other Islamist groups have infiltrated the camps as relief workers for distributing relief material from Islamic countries.”
“They have picked up significant number of young refugees for arms training. It is learnt that during night such people are whisked away in vehicles of security forces to three districts including Bandarban and Khagrachari. Needless to say that there are several elements in armed forces who are supporters of ISI and oppose Indo- Bangladesh amity,” he added.
140 vulnerable spots have been identified along 4096 km long Indo- BD border from where Muslim Rohingya can cross over to India.
According to the former BSF IG Gaur on April 1, 2004, the Bangladesh Police seized sophisticated firearms including 27,020 grenades; 840 rocket launchers, 3000 rockets, 2,000 grenade launching tubes; 6,392 magazines; and 11,40,520 rounds of assorted ammunition . The consignment was to be delivered to insurgents of North-East India and the radical religious outfits of Bangladesh.
The Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic minority, are denied citizenship under a 1982 Myanmar citizenship law. The Myanmar government recognizes them as illegal immigrants from Bangladesh.
A crackdown by the Myanmar’s Army, launched in response to attacks by the Rohingya militants on August 25, has pushed vast numbers of refugees from the stateless Muslim minority across the Bangladesh border. The violence has incubated a humanitarian crisis on both sides of the border.
Lately dead bodies of Hindu Rohingya killed mercilessly by the Rohingya Muslims were exhumed in Myanmar.