Assessment Report of Rohingyas in Jammu

A team of SLIC visited the Rohingya settlement in Jammu on 16 and 17 September 2015 to assess the condition of the community. The Rohingyas in Jammu reside in three pockets namely in Nerwal Bhatindi, Bhagwati Nagar and Bari Brahmna. Each pocket comprises many plots which shelters the community ranging from 80 to 120 families per plot. There are about 1600 families totaling to about 7000 individuals residing in Jammu and the oldest settlement is between 5 to 6 years. When the Team met the community, their eyes filled with hope and anger at the same time as no one had come to extend relief to their plight. Each poured out a similar story of abandonment grief and suffering. The team interviewed individuals and plot leaders from communities residing in Nerwal Bhatindi and Bari Brahmna.