Did not pass any formal order in the face of govt opposition
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday made it clear to the government that the Rohingya issue was a humanitarian one and should be dealt with sensitively, but stopped short of asking the government not to deport them.
Some 40,000 Rohingyas, mostly Muslims, have fled neighbouring Myanmar in the face of religious persecution. Two of them have moved SC against their proposed deportation citing their right to life and liberty guaranteed to them by the Indian Constitution. Deporting them when they are certain to face death and destruction back home wasviolativeof theirrighttolifeand liberty, they have argued. Their case inthetopcourtisbeingledbysenior advocate Fali S Nariman. The government through ASG Tushar Mehta has vehemently opposed any move to let them stay on the ground that they are a security threat and a fertile ground for re-