State Can't Be Oblivious: What Supreme Court Said On Rohingya Refugees

Don't deport Rohingya refugees human rights must be kept in mind says Supreme Court

Don't deport Rohingya refugees human rights must be kept in mind says Supreme Court

It allowed the petitioners to approach it in case of any contingency. While posting the matter for further hearing on November 21, the court categorically stated that no Rohingyas refugee should be deported until the next date of hearing in the case. It is not an ordinary case.

Therefore in the hearing of the matter, the court urged to make a balance between both the conditions that is the Human Rights and National Security. The issue involves human rights of many'.

As per the information, the plea has been filed by the two Rohingya Refugees namely, Mohammad Salimullah and Mohammad Shaqir.

It said that it was an issue of greater magnitude which needs to be heard at length and fixed November 21 as the next date of hearing.

During the brief hearing, the bench suggested to the Centre not to deport the Rohingya Muslim refugees, but Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Tushar Mehta requested that it should not be written in the order as anything coming on record will have an worldwide ramification.

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The bench said the whole issue of Rohingya Muslims has to be looked at from various angles like national security, economic interest, labour interest and also the protection of children, women, sick and innocent persons.

Another Rohingya refugee then filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court denying the Indian government's claims that the Muslim community from Myanmar has terror links with Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and the Islamic State.

A group of 51 personalities from various fields have written an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi opposing the deportation of Rohingyas arguing that the move would be against India's humanitarian principles and traditions as well as its obligations under worldwide law.

"India's stated policy position in global fora and as mentioned throughout in policy statements and notifications, has been to recognise the distinction between refugees who are forced out for their countries due to persecution and illegal migrants who come in search of economic prospects", he said. In July, the ministry had directed state governments to set up a task force at the district level to identify and deport illegally staying foreign nationals.

Many of Rohingya refugees, who had fled to India after the earlier spate of violence, are settled in Jammu, Hyderabad, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi-NCR and Rajasthan.

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