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India's top court delays decision on possible eviction of Rohingya refugees

13 October 2017, 03:45 | Devin Moran

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

Must balance security with humanity can't deport Rohingyas till case is heard Supreme Court to govt

A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar and Y Chandrachud said the issue was of great magnitude and therefore, the state has a big role.

Mindful of the centre's concern, the court told the petitioner that they were free to straightaway approach the top SC if any contingency situation arose.

The Court also orders that no Rohingyas will be deported until it will deliver its verdict on the matter.

The apex court said that national importance can not be secondary and at the same time human rights of Rohingyas should be kept in mind.

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. 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.

In a new wave of migration, more than 500,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar to Bangladesh since a renewed military crackdown began August 25. Around 40,000 Rohingyas are residing in India illegally, as per some inputs.




The plea, filed by two Rohingya immigrants, Mohammad Salimullah and Mohammad Shaqir, claims they had taken refuge in India after escaping from Myanmar due to widespread discrimination, violence and bloodshed against the community there.

Appearing for the petitioners, Fali Nariman contended that the Rohingyas were entitled to the Fundamental Right to Life and Liberty under Article 21 of the Constitution as these rights are applicable equally to citizens and non-citizens of India.

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 global law. The government has said some are extremists who pose a threat to India's security.

"This is simply not the case and the evidence to support these assertions has not held up".

"We have to strike a balance".



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