States to identify Rohingya refugees and collect biometric details, says Rajnath Singh at East Zonal Council meet in Kolkata

Kolkata: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday that states have been asked to identify Rohingya refugees and collect their biometric details.

States to identify Rohingya refugees and collect biometric details, says Rajnath Singh at East Zonal Council meet in Kolkata

File image of Union home minister Rajnath Singh. News18

"The Centre will send the biometric report collected by states to the Myanmar government through diplomatic channel," he said.

Singh chaired a meeting of the Eastern Zonal Council in Kolkata to discuss issues related to inter-state relations and security matters, including the Maoist menace.

The meeting was attended by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das and Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi. Odisha was represented in the meeting by Finance and Excise Minister Shashi Bhusan Behera.

The Union Home Minister said that the states required central forces which the Centre would provide as per need.

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Updated Date: Oct 01, 2018 15:33:14 IST

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