Deportation of Rohingya Muslims: Supreme Court seeks detailed reply from Modi govt


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.

In this June 13, 2012, file photo, a Rohingya Muslim man who fled Myanmar to Bangladesh to escape religious violence, cries as he pleads from a boat after he and others were intercepted by Bangladeshi border authorities in Taknaf, Bangladesh. Two recent shipwrecks in the Mediterranean Sea believed to have taken the lives of as many as 1,300 asylum seekers and migrants has highlighted the escalating flow of people fleeing persecution, war and economic difficulties in their homelands. (AP Photo/Anurup Titu, File)

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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