The issue of Rohingyas has become a major national concern in the country. There has been continuous effort by every Nationalist group to deport the illegal Rohingyas who have infiltrated into the country. However, the Supreme Court which is eager to put its opinion in many matter has apparently shown no interest or concern about the illegal Rohingyas.
Despite centre taking a firm stand on Rohingyas, the Supreme Court has favoured the Rohingyas which has not gone well with people. With the same concern, now a PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking immediate deportation of all illegal immigrants, including those from Bangladesh, within a year. The matter has been listed for hearing on October 3.
The petitioner, advocate Ashwini Upadhyay, said having Rohingyas in the country would amount to a serious security threat. He also pointed out before the court that states like Kerala had become a hot bed of illegal activities due to the infiltration of Bangladeshi immigrants.
“In August 2016, a native of west Bengal was arrested in Kerala, for insulting the national flag and he was later found to be an illegal immigrant from Bangladesh. There is said to be major racket at the borders of West Bengal and Assam with Bangladesh, which provides illegal migrants with identity cards. Even Kerala police are reportedly finding it difficult to check the influx of these Bangladeshi illegal migrants,” reads the petition. The petition also seeks amendments to the respective laws to make illegal migration and infiltration, a cognisable non-bailable and non-compoundable offence. News18 Report.
Recent report from the Railway police had alerted the state government saying the Rohingyas were now entering Kerala illegally which was a matter of serious concern. The police also said “large section of migrant labourers in Kerala claiming to be from West Bengal or even Assam were actually from Bangladesh.”
“Rohingyas with militant background are found to be very active in Jammu, Delhi, Hyderabad and Mewat, and have been identified as having a very serious and potential threat to the internal and national security of India,” the PIL further reads.
The PIL also sought the court’s directive to central and state governments to identify, detain and deport all the illegal migrants and infiltrators, including Bangladeshis and Rohingyas within one year. The PIL also sought making of forged or fabricated PAN Cards, Aadhaar Cards, Passport, Ration Cards or Voter Cards a non-bailable, non-compoundable and cognisable offence and seeks to amend the laws too.
But the same pseudo liberal lobby lead by Colin Gonsalves, who is representing over 7000 Rohingyas from Jammu. said “Rohingyas deserve to live in India as they have a constitutional right to stay and not because of sympathy”. It flows from Article 21 which guarantees Right to Life and it includes both citizens and as well as foreigners. Therefore the Constitution protects foreigners. Now if they are sent back then they will be raped, killed and houses will be burnt and lives would be under threat if the Indian government sends them back. Article 21 prohibits the government from causing threat to life to anybody,” said Gonsalves. News18 Report.