Supreme Court to hear ‘Rohingya Muslims’ issue today

The Rohingya migrants issue would come up for hearing before 3-judge bench of Supreme Court on Friday. The three judge bench will be chaired by Chief Justice Dipak Misra. It need be mentioned that central government has decided to deport the Rohingya Muslims terming them as illegal migrants. The bench will hear in detail various aspects of the matter, including the Centre’s preliminary objection to the petition on grounds that the issue fell under the domain of the executive.

The apex court had asked Centre and two Rohingya Muslim petitioners to compile all documents and international conventions for assisting the court. The court had also made it clear that it will hear the arguments only on the points of law and asked the parties to desist from advancing emotional arguments as the matter concerned humanitarian cause and humanity, which required to be heard with mutual respect. The plea, filed by two Rohingya immigrants, Mohammad Salimullah and Mohammad Shaqir, claims they had taken refuge in India after escaping from Myanmar due to widespread discrimination, violence and bloodshed against the community there. Many of those, who had fled to India after the earlier spate of violence, are settled in Jammu, Hyderabad, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi-NCR and Rajasthan.

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