Hyderabad: Entering India illegally after leaving their motherland, Bangladeshis and Rohingyas is one of the biggest issues confronting the country. As they have no recognition in their country, these people use India as the stringboard to move to the Middle East, while many decided to stay back in India.
Amongst them, many are in Hyderabad, where getting an identity card seems relatively easy. In fact, some are seeking benefits of government welfare schemes.
In the Old City, a voter ID is available for Rs 10, Pan Card for Rs 200 and a passport for Rs 2,000. Reacting to the same, officials are furious because if these people have a terrorist background, it could malign the country’s image.
These illegal people have even dared to occupy barren lands and lakes within the Old City, Rachakonda and Cyberabad Commissionerates. There has not been any reaction from the local revenue officials, even though, they grab pensions and ration cards from Indians. After befriending locals, they manage to procure driving licenses and passports. Even more shocking is that agents are helping them out, in spite of knowing that they do not belong to India.
Many questions have been raised over Rohingyas going abroad using Indian visas.