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States asked to identify Rohingya refugees and collect biometric details 

Kolkata, October 1

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said the Centre has issued advisories to all states to identify the Rohingya from Myanmar. The states have also been asked to collect the biometric data of the Rohingya and send reports to the Centre to arrange for their deportation. “Concerned advisory  

(regarding Rohingya) has been issued. All states have been told to identify them. They (the states) have to take their biometrics also. After that, they will send the report to the Centre, which will initiate (dialogue) with the Myanmar government through diplomatic channels and see to it that the problem is resolved,” Rajnath said after presiding over the 23rd Eastern Zonal Council meeting here on Monday.

The meeting was attended by CM Mamata Banerjee, Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das and Bihar Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi. 

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