States asked to identify Rohingya refugees and collect biometric details: Rajnath Singh

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Kolkata: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said the state governments have been asked to identify Rohingya refugees in their regions and collect their biometric details.

The Centre will send the biometric reports collected by states to the Myanmar government through diplomatic channel for the resolution of the issue, he said. “We have already issued a concerned advisory on this issue. The states have been asked to identify them and collect their biometrics,” Singh told reporters here after the meeting of the Eastern Zonal Council.

The Union Home minister chaired the 23rd meeting of the Council to discuss issues related to inter-state relations and security matters, including the Maoist menace.

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