Plea filed in Supreme Court seeking immediate deportation of Rohingyas
The plea claims that 'accommodating Rohingyas in India is equivalent to inviting wretchedness, turbulence, and disturbance on Indian soil'. Photograph: (DNA)
A plea to identify and deport Rohingya refugees in India was filed in the Supreme Court on Thursday by the Chennai-based trust Indic Collective.
A plea has been filed in Supreme Court seeking identification and deportation of Rohingya Muslim refugees— ANI (@ANI) September 8, 2017
The plea claims that "accommodating Rohingyas in India is equivalent to inviting wretchedness, turbulence, and disturbance on Indian soil."
The plea comes at a time when a petition filed by two Rohingya refugees seeking a stay on the expulsion of the Rohingyas has been taken up by the top court.
Indic Collective has filed an intervention petition in Sri Prashant Bhushan's writ petition.— Indic Collective (@indiccollective) September 6, 2017
The plea to deport Rohingyas describes the refugee community as "a face of Islamic terror".
It also claims that their settlement is a social, economic and security threat to India.
"Around 40,000 Rohingyas residing in India as illegal immigrants pose a serious threat not only to national security but also to peacefully living Indian citizens," the plea says.
The plea acknowledges the plight of the Rohingya refugees, terming it a "humanitarian disaster", but says "India cannot solve this crisis by importing and welcoming it."