SC refuses to interfere in deportation of 7 Rohingya men from Assam to Myanmar

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The Supreme Court on October 4 refused to interfere in the Centre’s decision to deport seven Rohingya men detained by police from Cachar central jail in Assam’s Silchar District where they were under detention since 2012 to Myanmar.

The SC said, “We are not inclined to interfere on the decision taken.”

Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi said, “They were found to be illegal immigrants and their country of origin, Myanmar, has recognised them as Myanmar citizens.”

On October 3, a fresh plea filed by advocate Prashant Bhushan was moved in the Supreme Court against the Centre’s move to deport these seven Rohingyas to Myanmar.

Advocate Bhushan in his plea sought urgent hearing in view of the deportation of seven Rohingya’s from Assam. The plea sought a restraint on centre’s decision to deport them to Myanmar.

The SC bench, headed by Chief Justice Gogoi, make it clear to lawyers at the outset that it will not allow urgent mentioning of matters till the framing of “parameters” on such cases, said that it would take a decision on urgent hearing in this issue after perusing the application.