Deportation of Rohingyas by Indian govt start today but an eminent lawyer filed the petition in court to stop them

India will send back seven Rohingya migrants living illegally in Assam to Myanmar on Thursday The central government is taking such a step for the first time. Since being detained by the police since 2012, these people are locked in Central Jail of Silchar district of Assam.

Activists have sought a judicial intervention to stall their return But still Govt is deporting them. A lawyer called Prashant Bhushan filed a petition to stop the deportation of Rohingyas but CJI Gogoi also refused Prashant Bhushan early hearing in rohingya deportation case. They’ll be sent back through Manipur. This is 1st case of deportation of Rohingya. There are more than 40,000 Rohingyas in India.

prashant Bhushan
prashant Bhushan

Advocate Prashant Bhushan had filed a petition on behalf of Mohammad Salimullah, a Rohingya refugee, to prevent the Indian government from deporting Rohingya immigrants to Myanmar. Yesterday, Bhushan had mentioned the case in the court of Chief Justice requesting an urgent hearing. On his first day as Chief Justice, Ranjan Gogoi refused to take the case for urgent hearing, saying the matter does not deserve such urgency. He had commented, “if they are deported, we can always get them back if it’s (deportation) wrong. Do not worry.”

After the Judgement of Supreme Court, Prashant Bhushan said, “It’s unfortunate that SC has allowed the Govt to deport 7 Rohingya refugees to Myanmar despite all UN & International human rights organizations saying that Myanmar has committed genocide against Rohingyas & that their being sent back would make them liable to torture & murder”


Who is Prashant Bhushan? 

Prashant Bhushan is an Indian lawyer, activist and politician. he is also a founding member of Aam Aadmi Party(AAP) but later he resigned with AAP. This is the same Prashant Bhushan  who is shouting for Rafale Scam and This is same Prashant Bhushan who opposed a PIL for removing references to Shaheed Bhagat Singh as Terrorist in NCERT history books.

The Indian government had told parliament last year that more than 14,000 Rohingya who were registered in the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR live in India. However, the number of Rohingya people living in the country has been estimated to be around 40,000.

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