Union Minister for Housing & Urban Affairs & Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Hardeep Singh Puri’s post about providing EWS flats in Bakkarwala area of Delhi to Rohingya refugees is becoming viral on the social media platform. Tagging @PMOIndia Puri tweeted, “India has always welcomed those who have sought refuge in the country. In a landmark decision all #Rohingya #Refugees will be shifted to EWS flats in Bakkarwala area of Delhi. They will be provided basic amenities, UNHCR IDs & round-the-clock @DelhiPolice protection.”
Soon, his tweet became massively viral and became a hot topic of debate all over the internet.
DFRAC Team found a tweet from the verified handle of @HMOIndia that, “With respect to news reports in certain sections of media regarding Rohingya illegal foreigners, it is clarified that Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has not given any directions to provide EWS flats to Rohingya illegal migrants at Bakkarwala in New Delhi.”
Further, MHA stated that, “Govt of Delhi proposed to shift the Rohingyas to a new location. MHA has directed the GNCTD to ensure that the Rohingya illegal foreigners will continue at the present location as MHA has already taken up the matter of their deportation with the concerned country through MEA.”
Morevoer, about illegal foreigner’s ministry told that, “Illegal foreigners are to be kept in Detention Centre till their deportation as per law. The Government of Delhi has not declared the present location as a Detention Centre. They have been directed to do the same immediately.”
In the above tweet, MHA refers to Rohingya illegal foreigners, while Puri is referring to Rohingya refugees.
After the tweet of MHA social media users started to mock and accused him of creating confusion.
Therefore, from the new tweet of HMO India, it is clear that there is no such official decision of providing EWS flats to Rohingyas till date.
|Claim: All Rohingya Refugees will be shifted to EWS flats in Bakkarwala area of Delhi.|
Claimed by: Hardeep S Puri
Fact Check: Misleading