The Supreme Court has asked the government to explain why it wanted to deport Rohingya Muslim refugees who flew to Bangladesh and India after violence erupted in Myanmar's Rakhine state over the last fortnight. Myanmar does not grant Rohingyas citizenship because it considers them as immigrants from Bangladesh, even though the community has lived in Myanmar for generations.
The clarification sent to lawyers who were representing two Rohingya petitioners in the Supreme Court has been signed by deputy government advocate BV Balram Das and says: "The CAS has served you a copy of the affidavit... by mistake".
"In neighbouring Myanmar, lakhs of Rohingya Muslims have taken refuge in Bangladesh and in some states of India due to continued unrest in their homeland". The government was responding to the apex court's questions on deportation of Rohingya refugees in a PIL filed in the court.
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The issue of illegal Rohingya Muslim immigrants has become hugely contentious as the home ministry has already stated that they were a potential security risk as they were more vulnerable to getting roped in by terror outfits. "It undermines India's security", Rijiju said in a tweet on Wednesday.
Govindacharya has opposed their plea saying they were "a burden" on the country's resources and posed a serious threat to national security.
The Foreigners' Division of Ministry of Home Affairs, in the affidavit, claims the Rohingya refugees now lodged in Delhi, Jammu, Mewat and Hyderabad are vulnerable to be recruited for terror activities.
However, as news spread of the government filing the said affidavit in the Supreme Court, the Central Agency Section (CAS) of the Union law ministry clarified late on Thursday night that the document was "incomplete". The government claimed these groups to be operating in Jammu, Delhi, Hyderabad, and Mewat in north India.
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They said that a bullet hit Bahadur on the left side of his abdomen and succumbed to injuries on the way to hospital. Though no loss of civilian life has been reported, sources said at least one local was injured in the crossfire.
Since the Rohingya are considered to be illegal Bengali immigrants and were denied recognition as a religion by the government of Myanmar, the dominant group, the Rakhine, rejects the label "Rohingya" and have started to persecute the Rohingya.
"I deplore current measures in India to deport Rohingyas at a time of such violence against them in their country", Dujarric said in Geneva on Monday.
His remarks came after India had taken strong exception to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein's criticism of India for wanting to deport Rohingya refugees. He said that it is in the process of being finalised.
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