Supreme Court defers hearing in Rohingya deportation case to December 5

Plea filed by two Rohingya immigrants claims they had taken refuge in India after escaping from Myanmar due to widespread discrimination, violence and bloodshed against the community there.

Published: 21st November 2017 12:30 PM  |   Last Updated: 21st November 2017 03:56 PM   |  A+A-

Supreme Court of India (Photo | PTI)

By ANI

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday deferred the hearing of the Rohingya deportation case to December 5.

In an earlier hearing, the apex court had posted the matter for hearing today.

The three-judge bench, led by Chief Justice Dipak Misra and comprising of Justices A. M. Khanwilkar and D. Y. Chandrachud, said, “It is a large issue and an issue of great magnitude. Therefore, the state has a big role. The role of the state in such a situation has to be multi-pronged.”

The court observed that national importance could not be secondary, and at the same time, the human rights of these immigrants should be kept in mind.

The plea, filed by two Rohingya immigrants, Mohammad Salimullah and Mohammad Shaqir, claims they had taken refuge in India after escaping from Myanmar due to widespread discrimination, violence and bloodshed against the community there.

Many of those, who had fled to India after the earlier spate of violence, are settled in Jammu, Hyderabad, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi-NCR and Rajasthan. 

There is a global outrage over the distressing plight of dispossessed Rohingya in Bangladeshi camps currently. 

A majority of them left the Rakhine state at the end of August this year, recounting incidents of murder, rape and arson at the hands of the Myanmar Army.

Till now, Myanmar and Bangladesh have agreed in principle to repatriate some Rohingyas, but are in disagreement over the details.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp