New Delhi: The Central government on Monday filed an affidavit in Supreme Court on the issue of deportation of Rohingya immigrants to Myanmar. Reportedly the government also submitted a confidential report along with the final affidavit.
The Government of India (GoI) plans to deport the 40,000-odd Rohingya refugees living in India. The Indian government calls them “illegal, a “security threat” and “(a) strain on India’s resources”.
The government told the Supreme Court that the influx of the Rohingya refugees started in 2012, as the top court directed the hearing on October 3 of a petition challenging their deportation to Myanmar.
The Centre has told the SC that the Centre’s police in the issue Rohingya migrants is an executive decision of the Govt and Court should not interfere with their policy.