Pakistan Rohingya Leaders Seek JuD Assistance to Help the Cause

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New Delhi  —  Jamaat ud Dawah (JuD) and Lashkar-e- Taiba (LeT) are amongst key organisations allegedly roped in for collecting donations from across Pakistan to gather relief material for Rohingya immigrants.

According to a report in Times of India, JuD and LeT have been enlisted by prominent Dubai- based Rohingya leaders to espouse the cause of Rohingya settlers in Pakistan, India and other neighbouring countries.

Citing intelligence reports, the ToI report said that Firdous Sheikh, the Dubai-based president of Rohingya Federation of Arakan last month to attend a seminar by one Al Khidmat Foundation Pakistan, an NGO, to support Rohingya Muslims.

The report said that during his visit, Sheikh met one Naveed Qamar, a JuD amir based in Karachi along with a Pakistani leader of Rohingya Solidarity Organisation.

Naveed told them about two units of JuD offshoot Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation functioning in Bangladesh and Indonesia where relief material was being provided for Rohingya refugees.

Indian agencies have taken note of the activities of the groups, especially in PoK as Jammu has the highest population of Rohingya immigrants in the country.

The Ministry of Home Affairs had in an advisory in August, warned of security challenges arising from Rohingya immigration through Myanmar


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