Despite the Supreme Court insistence for need to strike balance between national security and sensitivity towards plight of Rohingya refugees, the Home Ministry reiterated that it is the government that would deal with the Rohingya issue.
It need be recalled that on Friday itself, the court had accepted the central government’s request not to stay deportation of Rohingya people as such an order would have “international ramifications”.
The top court, which had called the exodus of lakhs of people from Myanmar’s Rakhine State a “huge humanitarian crisis”, had also underlined that the government could not be oblivious to humanitarian considerations of the people.
The petitioners in the case had requested the court to take a “compassionate” view. “No stay has been given regarding deportation of Rohingyas.
The Supreme Court also took our view point into consideration,” said a senior officer in the ministry.
According to him, it means the exercise which centre has initiated through states to deport Rohingyas will continue as work in progress.>