The Supreme Court on Monday sought a detailed reply from the Centre’s Narendra Modi government on the deportation of Rohingya Muslims back to Myanmar, where they are facing one of the worst persecutions in the world.
The law officer representing the central government declined to stop the expulsion of Rohingya Muslims staying in India informing the apex court that it could not give any assurances.
On Friday, the apex court had agreed to hear a plea filed by noted lawyer, Prashant Bhushan, challenging the central government’s decision to deport thousands of Rohingya Muslims.
Bhushan has challenged the Ministry of Home Affairs’ decision on several grounds including that it violated international human rights conventions.
A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud considered Bhushan’s submissions that the plea required urgent hearing in view of the decision of the government to send Rohingyas back to their native land,, reported PTI.
On Monday we reported the video of Burmese soldiers behaving worse than terrorists while unleashing a reign of terror on helpless Rohingya Muslim population. There has been global outcry on the shameful role of Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, for being a complicit in the ethnic cleansing of Muslims on her watch.
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