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Rohingya refugees threat to national security: Centre tells SC

The decision to deport Rohingyas comes as Myanmar's military crackdown in Rakhine has forced thousands of Rohingyas to seek shelter in Bangladesh, in a process the UN has described as ethnic cleansing

Suchitra Mohanty Rupam Jain | Reuters 

The Indian government on Thursday told the Supreme Court that Rohingya refugees were “a threat to national security”, pushing back against the condemnation of its plans to deport them. India’s top court is hearing a challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government’s decision to deport Rohingya Muslims, filed by two Rohingyas living in Delhi who fled their village in Myanmar’s western Rakhine State about six years ago. The decision to deport Rohingyas comes as Myanmar’s military crackdown in Rakhine has forced hundreds of ...

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First Published: Fri, September 15 2017. 08:29 IST
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