The Supreme Courtroom Thursday dominated that Rohingya refugees detained in Jammu shall not be deported to Myanmar with out following the prescribed process.
A bench headed by Chief Justice of India S A Bobde delivered its order on a plea filed by a Rohingya refugee by way of Advocate Prashant Bhushan. The plea had acknowledged that “these refugees have been illegally detained and jailed within the Jammu Sub Jail which has been transformed right into a holding heart with the IGP (Jammu) Mukesh Singh stating that they face deportation again to Myanmar following verification by their embassy”.
Referring to experiences of their “imminent…deportation”, the plea had mentioned, “This goes towards India’s dedication to refugee safety and its obligations towards refouling refugees to a spot the place they face persecution and is a violation of the Article 21 rights of all Rohingya individuals residing in India.”
Nevertheless, the highest court docket’s order additionally signifies that now Rohingyas might be deported again to Myanmar, rejecting a clause within the plea which had sought stalling of deportation course of and offering refugee playing cards to Rohingyas.
Earlier this month, India’s transfer to deport a 14-year-old Rohingya woman to Myanmar drew criticism from UNHCR and rights teams.
Final month, the Jammu and Kashmir administration had arrange “holding centres” underneath the Foreigners Act within the Hiranagar sub-jail in Kathua, and rounded up 168 Rohingya refugees, together with ladies and youngsters, from Jammu and positioned them there.
Hundreds of Rohingya tribals from the western Rakhine state in Myanmar have fled the nation to India and Bangladesh following an alleged crackdown by Myanmar Military.