Published: Fri, October 13, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Plight of Rohingyas: SC stresses balance between national security & human rights

Plight of Rohingyas: SC stresses balance between national security & human rights

Senior Advocate, Prashant Bhushan, appearing for the petitioner, said the court has ordered the government not to deport any Rohingya Muslims till it decides on the matter.

In a strongly-worded observation, the Supreme Court reminded the government that it has multiple responsibilities, and must balance national and humanitarian values.

Taking a sensitive approach towards the plight of Rohingyas, the Supreme Court opined the need for striking a balance between national security and human rights of the thousands of the Rohingyas who have taken refuge in India.

However, it also allowed petitioners to approach it in case of any contingency. "Moreover, India's credibility as a net security provider for our neighbours in the region would be severely compromised if we fail to act on behalf of our broader interests in the region", they said.

Stressing that the State has a big role to play, the apex court said the issue of Rohingya Muslims was of "great magnitude". It is not an ordinary case.

As per the information, the plea has been filed by the two Rohingya Refugees namely, Mohammad Salimullah and Mohammad Shaqir.

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The apex court earlier asked Centre and two Rohingya Muslims, who have challenged to deport refugees to Myanmar, to desist from making emotional arguments and personal attacks and to file documents, including worldwide conventions.

The apex court had asked the Centre and two Rohingya Muslims, who have challenged to deport refugees to Myanmar, to desist from making emotional arguments and personal attacks and to file documents, including global conventions. Earlier this week, a group of eminent personalities had urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to not deport Rohingya refugees and asylum-seekers, saying a proposal that the entire community is a threat to national security is basedon "false assumption".

The UN's human rights chief has criticised India's decision as lacking "basic human compassion".

In an affidavit filed in the apex court registry, the NDA government said the fundamental right to reside and settle in any part of the country is available to citizens only and illegal refugees can not invoke the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court to enforce the right.

In a widely criticized decision, the government is looking to deport 40,000 Rohingya refugees now present in India.

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