Did not pass any for­mal or­der in the face of govt op­po­si­tion

The Economic Times - - Pure Politics - Sa­man­waya.Rau­tray @times­group.com

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-

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