SC adjourns Rohingya deportation case till Jan 2019

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A Rohingya woman offering prayers. Photograph by Marta Tucci

Srinagar: The Supreme Court of India on Friday adjourned the hearing of Rohingya case till January 2019, reported ANI.

After central government told the court to identify and deport the Rohingyas back to Myanmar, their homeland, stating that they are threat to national security and can be used by Islamic States for terror attacks, the court has adjourned the hearing till January.

Earlier, a batch of pleas was filed in the court opposing the decision of Centre government to deport 40,000 Rohingyas who fled from their homeland, after they were unable to bear the violence and bloodshed in Myanmar.

As the violence was in peak in Myanmar against the Rohingya Muslims, thousands of them entered Bangladesh and India to take refuge. Out of 40,000 Rohingya only 16,000 have been registered with United Nation refugee agency.

The plea was filed by Myanmar immigrants Mohammad Salimullah and Mohammad Shaqir who claimed they took refuge in India after escaping Myanmar because of the widespread violence and bloodshed of their community in Myanmar.

As reported by ANI, more than 65,000 Rohingya Muslims fled Rakhine in August in 2017, after Myanmar army launched a massive crackdown in its northern state, retaliating the attacks by the insurgents, Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army on the country’s police posts and a military base.

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