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Rohingya Refugees In Jammu To Be Deported Only After Due Process: Supreme Court

<p><strong>New Delhi:</strong> The Supreme Court on Thursday said the Rohingya refugees, currently under detention in Jammu, will be deported to Myanmar only after proper procedure is followed.</p> <p>An apex court bench headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde and also comprising Justices&nbsp;AS Bopanna&nbsp;and&nbsp;V Ramasubramanian&nbsp;passed the order on a plea seeking the release of over 150 Rohingya refugees.</p> <p>The plea put up before the apex court said the members of the Rohingya community took refuge in India after they faced widespread violence and discrimination in Myanmar.</p> <p>The plea filed before the apex court through advocate&nbsp;Prashant Bhushan&nbsp;sought a direction to the Union Ministry of Home Affairs to expeditiously grant refugee identification cards to Rohingyas housed at informal camps through the Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO).</p> <p><strong>READ</strong>: <span style="color: #e03e2d;"><strong><a style="color: #e03e2d;" href="https://news.abplive.com/news/india/sc-dismisses-pleas-by-maharashtra-govt-anil-deshmukh-says-cbi-probe-needed-as-allegations-serious-1452159" target="_blank" rel="noopener">SC Dismisses Pleas by Maharashtra Govt, Anil Deshmukh; Says CBI Probe Needed As Allegations Serious</a></strong></span></p> <p>The Centre, however, contested the petitioner&rsquo;s claim with Solicitor General&nbsp;Tushar Mehta&nbsp;stating &ldquo;they are not refugees at all&rdquo;.</p> <p>&ldquo;This is the second round of litigation. This petitioner had filed an application (before) and it was dismissed,&rdquo; he added.</p> <p><strong>READ</strong>:<span style="color: #e03e2d;"> <strong><a style="color: #e03e2d;" href="https://news.abplive.com/news/india/jammu-kashmir-police-orders-no-live-coverage-of-encounter-law-order-by-media-1452059" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Jammu &amp; Kashmir Police Orders No Live Coverage Of Encounter, Law &amp; Order By Media</a></strong></span></p> <p>Stating they are illegal immigrants who will be deported as per the procedure established by law, the Solicitor General said: &ldquo;We are always in touch with Myanmar and if they confirm, then they can be deported&rdquo;.</p>...

<p><strong>New Delhi:</strong> The Supreme Court on Thursday said the Rohingya refugees, currently under detention in Jammu, will be deported to Myanmar only after proper procedure is followed.</p> <p>An apex court bench headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde and also comprising Justices&nbsp;AS Bopanna&nbsp;and&nbsp;V Ramasubramanian&nbsp;passed the order on a plea seeking the release of over 150 Rohingya refugees.</p> <p>The plea put up before the apex court said the members of the Rohingya community took refuge in India after they faced widespread violence and discrimination in Myanmar.</p> <p>The plea filed before the apex court through advocate&nbsp;Prashant Bhushan&nbsp;sought a direction to the Union Ministry of Home Affairs to expeditiously grant refugee identification cards to Rohingyas housed at informal camps through the Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO).</p> <p><strong>READ</strong>: <span style="color: #e03e2d;"><strong><a style="color: #e03e2d;" href="https://news.abplive.com/news/india/sc-dismisses-pleas-by-maharashtra-govt-anil-deshmukh-says-cbi-probe-needed-as-allegations-serious-1452159&quot; target="_blank" rel="noopener">SC Dismisses Pleas by Maharashtra Govt, Anil Deshmukh; Says CBI Probe Needed As Allegations Serious</a></strong></span></p> <p>The Centre, however, contested the petitioner&rsquo;s claim with Solicitor General&nbsp;Tushar Mehta&nbsp;stating &ldquo;they are not refugees at all&rdquo;.</p> <p>&ldquo;This is the second round of litigation. This petitioner had filed an application (before) and it was dismissed,&rdquo; he added.</p> <p><strong>READ</strong>:<span style="color: #e03e2d;"> <strong><a style="color: #e03e2d;" href="https://news.abplive.com/news/india/jammu-kashmir-police-orders-no-live-coverage-of-encounter-law-order-by-media-1452059&quot; target="_blank" rel="noopener">Jammu &amp; Kashmir Police Orders No Live Coverage Of Encounter, Law &amp; Order By Media</a></strong></span></p> <p>Stating they are illegal immigrants who will be deported as per the procedure established by law, the Solicitor General said: &ldquo;We are always in touch with Myanmar and if they confirm, then they can be deported&rdquo;.</p>

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