Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir government Thursday said that 325 Burmese families comprising of 1,435 people are residing in Jammu district of the state.
"As many as 325 Burmese families comprising of 1435 people are presently residing in Jammu district," Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said in a written reply to a question by Chaman Lal Gupta in the Legislative Assembly today.
In addition, a Bangladeshi woman national is residing in district Srinagar after marriage, he said.
Giving the break up, he said that 47 such families are living in Narwal Bhalla, 37 in Chain Rama, 18 in Bhawani Nagar, 44 in Bagh-e-Bahu, six in Vidhata Nagar, five in Bhatindi, one in Dogra Hall, 75 in Kiryana Talab, 22 in Kargil Colony, 28 in Railway Station Mathua Mohalla and 42 in Domana.
He said that an Non-governmental Organisation (NGO) of Abdul Rashid Nazki alias Sheikhwat is running three schools in Malik Market, Karyana Talab and Jammu for providing education to the Burmese students.
He further said that Burmese nationals ingress into the Indian territory mainly through Bangladesh border after which they settle in rest of the country, including J&K.