Indian Christians Say Hindu Nationalist Government Falsely Brands Them ‘Illegal’ to ‘Deport’ to Myanmar

Indian Christians Say Hindu Nationalist Government Falsely Brands Them ‘Illegal’ to ‘Deport’ to Myanmar


Christian tribes living in northern India’s restless state of Manipur say the Hindu nationalist government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is falsely classifying them as “illegal immigrants” so it can “deport” them to neighboring Myanmar.

The chief minister of Manipur, N Biren Singh, claimed on Wednesday that his administration has identified 5,457 “illegal immigrants” in Manipur and initiated the “deportation process” against them.

“In this crucial juncture, we have noticed certain homegrown groups, based out of western countries, criticizing the steps taken up against illegal immigration by giving a communal tone and propagating it as violations of religious freedom,” Singh complained.

He claimed:

Ironically, this lobby is quiet about western countries’ stance against illegal immigration, but raises objections to the actions taken in

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