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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)

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Sep 08, 2017, 09.56 AM (IST)

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.

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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. 

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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."

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