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Rajnath cautions border states to be vigilant against Rohingya influx

ANI  |  Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] 

Union Home Minister has appealed to the states sharing border with neighbouring to be vigilant against the influx of Rohingyas and illegal migrants through the India-border.

Addressing a press conference after a high-level meeting with the chief ministers of the states bordering Bangladesh, Singh said, "We discussed about the Rohingya issue and also appealed all the states to be vigilant on this issue."

He further called upon the states to be cautious so that no form of illegal migration can take place from across the border.

"We discussed about the border security and steps to be taken to stop illegal migration, armed infiltration and smuggling through the India-border," he added.

A meeting was held to ensure security of Indo-Bangladesh border on Thursday with five states including West Bengal, Assam, Mirzoram, and

Besides Singh, Minister of State (MoS) for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju, Chief Minister and her Assam's counterpart Sarbananda Sonowal and Mirzoram's Lal Thanhawla, officials from and also attended the meeting.

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First Published: Fri, December 08 2017. 06:40 IST