Bhaiyyaji Joshi backed the Central government’s stand on the Rohingya issue saying Myanmar expelled them because they were creating problems.
At one stage, the CJI even suggested ordering the Centre not to deport the refugees till the next date of hearing, but stopped short following objection from Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta who said it will have international ramifications.
Eight bodies were found on the banks of the Naf river, which separates Bangladesh from Myanmar, and another was found miles away on the island of St Martin.
Bangladesh and humanitarian organisations are struggling to help the 509,000 Rohingya who have arrived since Aug. 25, when attacks by Rohingya militants triggered a Myanmar military offensive that the United Nations has branded ethnic cleansing.
The CJI advised the parties concerned to advance “points of law” and desist from “emotional arguments” while dealing with “humanitarian” matters.
The small island in the estuary of the Meghna river is a one-hour boat ride from Sandwip, the nearest inhabited island, and two hours from Hatiya, one of Bangladesh’s largest islands
“Security members found and dug up 28 dead bodies of Hindus who were cruelly violently and killed by ARSA extremist Bengali terrorists in Rakhine State,” a statement posted on the army chief’s website said
Former Law Minister Ashwani Kumar, who has sought to intervene in the case “on behalf of three lawyers” told The Indian Express: “India is in breach of all its international obligations when it says it will not accept the refugees.”
“If there are any terrorists, the government will take action against them. But the commoner must not suffer. If the commoner suffers, then humanity suffers,” Mamata said
Saikia said the decision to expel Benazir came after a four-member meeting of the Assam BJP’s Disciplinary Action Committee, which discussed her activities and social media posts
Security agencies had inputs “indicating linkages of some of the unauthorised Rohingya immigrants with Pakistan-based terror organisations and similar organisations in other countries”, the government said.
Around 380,000 Rohingya have sought sanctuary in Bangladesh since the outbreak of violence three weeks ago, fleeing burning villages and alleged army atrocities, joining what has become one of the world’s largest refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar.
Underlying the UN High Commissioner’s statement is less outrage and more a deep sense of disappointment at India’s stonewalling and obfuscation. India’s attitude to all well-meaning advice and mild criticism has been procrastination.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina had offered 2 acres near the existing camp of Kutupalong “to build temporary shelters for the Rohingya newcomers,” according to a Facebook post Monday by Mohammed Shahriar Alam, a junior minister for foreign affairs
The United Nations said 294,000 bedraggled and exhausted Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh since the militants’ attacks on Myanmar security forces in Rakhine state on August 25 sparked a major military backlash