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Rohingyas are a ‘serious’ threat, Centre tells Supreme Court

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The central government is going to state its final stand on deporting Rohingya refugees in the next hearing on 3 October in the Supreme Court.

The Central government Monday filed a brief affidavit before the Supreme Court, reiterating its stand that the Rohingya Muslims are a “serious threat to national security”.

It has claimed that there is an organised influx of illegal immigrants from Myanmar through agents and touts into India via Benapole-Haridaspur (West Bengal), Hilli (West Bengal) and Sonamora (Tripura), Kolkata and Guwahati.

At the next hearing on 3 October, the government will submit reports prepared by security agencies in sealed envelopes to the apex court.

These reports are expected to support the government’s claims that many of the Rohingyas figure in the sinister designs of organisations like Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) and other extremist groups such as ISIS. The reports are likely to support the government’s claim that this could destabilise India’s fragile northeast region.

The Centre will also communicate its final decision on deporting 40,000 Rohingyas at the next hearing.

Also read: Talk Point: Are the Rohingya Muslim refugees a security threat? Can India deport them?

Two Rohingya immigrants, Mohammad Salimullah and Mohammad Shaqir, had moved the apex court last month after the Centre directed state governments to set up district-level task forces to identify and deport illegal immigrants.

The National Human Rights Commission could intervene in the case to back Rohingya migrants.

Watch ThePrint’s Apurva Vishwanath and Ruhi Tewari decode the proceedings in the Supreme Court today:


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  1. It’s a shame that even after so many days Supreme Court has not given any final verdict on such sensitive issues of national security neither allowed government to take action. Such delays clearly shows interest of judges, allowing Rohingya’s to migrate and spread in India.
    It’s a shame on India’s Judiciary where HC judges pass verdict within no time to realize losses of riots from Ram Raheem but Supreme Court judges are still delaying on such sensitive issues.
    We should have rules to prosecute judges for such laxity and trial against them for losses due to such delays and anti-national favors.
    Its ridicules, when we talk about terrorism or anti-national elements (mostly Muslims) we refer to India’s great culture/ mercy/ leniency / compassion/charity etc. of ancient Hindu culture without mentioning cases like Prithvi Raj Chouhan and Ghori. No Muslim emperor has ever showed such mercy.

  2. We are already an overpopulated country with influx from Bangladesh, Tibbet, Afghanistan and not to talk of Nepal.
    Although humanity should override religion or nationality but one can not wish away the fact that unchecked immigration has caused lot of strife in North East and totally reduced local population in to minority.In a democratic country some body comes in she/ he immediately becomes a voter of most unscrupulous politician, who with their entrenched interest would never allow their deportation when even condition become suitable for return.
    Now that North East has become comparatively peaceful we shall not stir separatism there by allowing Rohingya influx . It would becoming a festering wound and also lead to non cooperation from Myanmar , with which we have long border and ehere lot of insurgent groups go and hide.
    I have seen from my own eyes while touring Mangaldoi, Tezpur and Udalgiri total marginalization of local Bodos and other tribes by Bangladesh.
    All those people living in big towns and talking of tolerance let me ask will they permanently give 10 ft2 of space in their house to s total alien. I am sure they will not even open their doors.

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