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'Myanmar has accepted Rohingyas as their citizens,' said Modi government to SC

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 4 October 2018, 11:59 IST

The Supreme Court has refused to interfere in the decision of Centre on Thursday, to deport seven Rohingyas immigrants, who have been staying in Assam illegally. Centre has told to the apex court that they will be sent today to their home country Myanmar.


Modi government has told to SC that ‘Myanmar has accepted the Rohingyas as their citizens and has agreed to take them back,’ said ANI reports.


Rohingyas will be sent to the Myanmar authorities in Moreh border post in Manipur on Thursday.

Earlier on Wednesday, a plea was moved to the Supreme Court seeking to restrain the Centre from deporting the Rohingyas lodged in a detention centre at Silchar in Assam.

On Wednesday, senior advocate Prashant Bhushan had filed an application in an ongoing case pertaining to deportation of nearly 40,000 Rohingyas.

However, the case was filed by two Rohingya immigrants Mohammad Salimullah and Mohammad Shaqir. Advocate Bhushan had sought urgent hearing over the deportation of seven Rohingyas from Assam. The plea sought a restraint on the Centre’s decision to deport the immigrants from Assam to Myanmar.

-With ANI inputs

First published: 4 October 2018, 11:07 IST
 
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