Delhi: Rohingyas get nationality verification forms

Embassy of Myanmar has provided a separate nationality verification form for the Rohingya immigrants residing in various parts of Delhi and will not entertain any other form.

Delhi: Rohingyas get nationality verification forms
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NEW DELHI: The Rohingyas in the national capital are now being sent “nationality verification” form titled “personal data form” by Delhi Police on Tuesday.

As per The Indian Express, letter by DCP (Special Branch) to DCPs of Dwarka, northeast, southeast and west districts states, “As per the communication received from the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Embassy of Myanmar has provided a separate nationality verification form for the Rohingya immigrants residing in various parts of Delhi and will not entertain any other form.”

A senior police officer said, “Some of them have acquired ration and other cards illegally and those are not valid for Rohingyas… the aim of the form is to verify their details.”

Questions range from the name, gender, parents’ name, nationality, and religion to height, the colour of eyes and hair, current occupation before leaving Myanmar, Myanmar home address, details of siblings and children, passport details as well as ‘foreign experience’ of travelling abroad.

A similar form was circulated last October. “While many are registered with the UNHCR, this activity is to verify those who are new and don’t have UNHCR refugee cards…,” the senior officer said.