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Rohingya deportation: Centre to file affidavit in SC on Sept 18, says Rajnath Singh

The issue came to the fore after the Union Home Ministry in July said illegal immigrants such as Rohingyas pose security challenges as they may be recruited by terror groups.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: September 16, 2017 7:32 am
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A DAY after the Centre’s flip-flop on affidavit on its plans to deport Rohingya Muslims, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said that the government will file the affidavit before the Supreme Court on September 18.
The apex court had asked the government to file the affidavit on a plea against deportation of illegal Rohingya immigrants to Myanmar. On Thursday, an unverified affidavit was submitted to the petitioner’s lawyer, and the government later claimed that the affidavit does not reflect the final position of the Centre on Rohingyas.

In their plea, Rohingya immigrants Mohammad Salimullah and Mohammad Shaqir, who are registered as refugees under the United Nations High Commission of Refugees (UNHCR), said they took refuge in India after escaping from Myanmar because of widespread discrimination, violence and bloodshed against the community there. They challenged their deportation on several grounds, including violation of international human rights conventions.

The issue came to the fore after the Union Home Ministry in July said illegal immigrants such as Rohingyas pose security challenges as they may be recruited by terror groups. The ministry had directed state governments to set up a task force at the district level to identify and deport illegally staying foreign nationals. The government told Parliament on August 9 that according to available data, more than 14,000 Rohingyas registered with UNHCR are in India. Some inputs indicate that around 40,000 Rohingyas are in India illegally, and they are largely located in Jammu, Hyderabad, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi-NCR and Rajasthan.

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    mgd
    Sep 16, 2017 at 8:18 am
    It has come in the newspapers that the National Human Rights Commission is going to oppose the govt. in the SC on this issue. In this context, the NHRC must remember that it is National Human Rights Commission and not International Human Rights Commission and that, therefore, it has no locus standi in the matter.
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      Robert
      Sep 16, 2017 at 8:02 am
      Rohingyas were kicked out by peaceful buddhist people because of their illegal activities. now they have entered india and have became big threat. (they also breed fast)
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        Robert
        Sep 16, 2017 at 7:57 am
        Deport all immigrants immediately. they are security threat.
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        1. Lalitha Lakshmanan
          Sep 16, 2017 at 6:19 am
          Already people of suffering by the dreaded muslim terrorists. Till such time all the terrorists are flushed out of India, all the cases should be put in cold storage.
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            Gggg
            Sep 16, 2017 at 7:00 am
            Why dont you die sun of dog
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            A K Sastry
            Sep 16, 2017 at 6:03 am
            Rohingya's need to be deported- NOW !! Bangladeshi's and Paki's staying in our Country with or without ADHAR CARDS all also need to be deported -NOW !! These guys are a grave National Security Risk for our Country
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              Gggg
              Sep 16, 2017 at 7:00 am
              And you without common sense son of dog
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                Robert
                Sep 16, 2017 at 7:59 am
                Gggg > Rohingya spotted
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