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deportation of rohingyas should be left to executive: govt tells supreme court


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: january 31, 2018 6:52 pm in this sunday, jan. 21, 2018, photo, rohingya refugees who are being relocated from a camp near the bangladesh myanmar border arrive at balukhali refugee camp 50 kilometres (31 miles) from, cox’s bazar, bangladesh. (ap photo/manish swarup)related newsthe government on wednesday told the supreme court that the case involving deportation of rohingyas from india be left to be decided by the executive. the counsel for the petitioner, however, said the bsf is using stun guns and chilli powder to push back refugees at the indian border and that it violates principle of non-refoulement and therefore must be stopped.the supreme court will hear the matter on march 7.describing the rohingya as “illegal immigrants”, the ...






rohingyas: we are peace loving refugees, allow us to stay: rohingyas to supreme


new delhi: two members of the 40,000-odd rohingya muslims facing deportation told the supreme court on friday that most rohingyas were “peace-leaving” and had fled myanmar to india to escape persecution and should be accorded special refugee status to have long-term visas and get local jobs. the two members representing the community, who moved sc to prevent deportation, pleaded that the government could screen the community for links to terror groups and deny refugee status to suspects as was done in the case of sri lankan tamils. the affidavit came in reply to the government stand that they were illegal immigrants who must go back to their own country. the reply said rohingyas were not illegal immigrants but refugees fleeing their own country under fear of religious persecution and h...






rohingya: only centre should deal with deportation of rohingyas: mha


the deportation of illegal immigrants including rohingyas has to be dealt with only by the centre as it is essentially an executive function, a home ministry spokesperson said today.the assertion comes hours after the supreme court decided to give a detailed and "holistic hearing" from november 21 on the government's decision to deport rohingya muslims to myanmar.the ministry spokesperson said that questions regarding illegal immigrants need to be examined keeping in mind diplomatic consideration, internal security situation, demographic changes in the country and duties of the central government towards its own citizens."it was, therefore, desirable that these issues ought to be handled by policy-making function of the executive," he said.the apex court also observed that a balance h...






deportation order for all, not just rohingyas: centre to tell supreme court


written by rahul tripathi | new delhi | published:september 7, 2017 2:45 am the government may provide data on illegal migrants to support its argument before the apex court. (file photo)related newsthe centre is likely to tell the supreme court that the union home ministry’s instructions to states and union territories on migrant deportation is for all undocumented refugees staying in india, not just rohingyas. the supreme court had sought the stand of the government on a petition challenging the ministry’s directions to deport illegal rohingya immigrants, who are mostly muslims, back to myanmar.the matter, being heard before a bench of chief justice dipak misra and justices a m khanwilkar and d y chandrachud, is likely to be taken up on september 11 when the centre is expect...






rohingya deportation: bengal child rights panel moves sc


| new delhi | published:september 22, 2017 5:04 am supreme court (files)related newsthe west bengal state commission for protection of child rights moved the supreme court on thursday challenging the centre’s proposed move to deport rohingyas to myanmar. an official of the child rights panel said the plea has been accepted in the apex court registry.the court is already seized of a petition filed by two rohingya muslim refugees challenging their deportation. it questioned the central government notification asking for identification and deportation of all rohingyas to myanmar. the matter will come up for hearing on october 3.for all the latest india news, download indian express appmore related news






fresh plea in supreme court backing deportation of illegal rohingyas from india


by: pti | new delhi | updated: september 24, 2017 12:44 pm supreme court (files)related newsa fresh petition has been filed in the supreme court favouring the centre’s stand to identify and deport to myanmar around 40,000 illegal rohingya muslims staying here. the plea may be heard along with the pil filed by two rohingya muslim refugees challenging deportation, which is likely to come up for hearing on october 3.advocate ashwini kumar upadhyay, also a bjp leader, said that his plea has been accepted in the apex court registry and would be heard on the date already fixed. the plea has sought a direction to the centre and the state governments to identify, detain and deport all illegal migrants and infiltrators, including bangladesh nationals and rohingyas.“the large-scale illegal ...






india’s top court delays ruling on rohingya deportation


new delhi an attorney says india’s supreme court has postponed a decision on whether the government can evict about 40,000 rohingya muslims who have taken refuge in the country.prashant bhushan said the court had been expected to issue its ruling friday, but delayed the decision until nov. 21, saying it wants more time to hear a petition on behalf of his clients, two rohingyas challenging the government’s deportation plans. the petition argues that deportation would violate their human rights.an estimated 40,000 rohingya muslims have settled in various indian cities, including many who fled persecution in myanmar in 2012. the government has said some are extremists who pose a threat to india’s security.the supreme court on friday asked the centre to strike a balance between national ...






rohingya: supreme court to hear plea of rohingyas against deportation on decembe


new delhi: the supreme court today said it would next month hear the plea of two rohingya refugees who have approached it against the centre's decision to deport rohinigya muslims to myanmar. a bench of chief justice dipak misra and justices a m khanwilkar and d y chandrachud agreed to the request of senior advocate fali s nariman, who appeared for the rohingyas, and deferred the matter for hearing on december 5. the apex court had on october 13 said the rohingya refugee problem was of a "great magnitude" and the state would have to play a "big role" while dealing with the contentious issue. two rohingya immigrants mohammad salimullah and mohammad shaqir had approached the apex court opposing the centre's decision to deport over 40,000 refugees who came to india after escaping from m...






no comparison of rohingyas with pakistan, bangladesh refugees: govt in sc


by: express news service | new delhi | updated: october 4, 2017 7:25 am a boy is comforted as rohingya refugees from myanmar rest after arriving by a wooden boat to the shore of shah porir dwip, in teknaf, near cox’s bazar in bangladesh, october 1, 2017. picture taken october 1, 2017. reuters/damir sagoljrelated newsthe centre on tuesday told the supreme court that decisions on immigrants were taken by the executive on a “case to case basis” keeping in mind a variety of factors and there cannot be any comparison between the move on rohingyas vis-a-vis immigrants who had fled persecution in bangladesh and pakistan.“any administrative decision taken by the executive with respect to illegal immigrants…in each case depends upon a variety (of) reasons, empirical data, facts, pote...






former rss ideologue moves sc: presence of rohingyas may lead to another partiti


by: express news service | new delhi | published:september 9, 2017 4:52 am the petition filed by rohingya refugees mohammad salimullah and mohammad shaqir will come up for hearing before a three-judge bench of the supreme court on september 11. reuters/file photorelated newsformer rss ideologue k n govindacharya on friday moved the supreme court seeking deportation of rohingya refugees from india, saying their continued presence “may lead to another partition of the country”.“it has also become known that al qaeda is trying to use the rohingya community for terror and jihad and and if rohingyas’ plea is entertained then it may lead to another partition of the country,” the plea said, seeking the court’s permission to allow him to implead in a petition filed by two rohingya...






chilli bombs, stun grenades not aimed at rohingyas: govt


by: express news service | new delhi | published:september 23, 2017 3:13 am rohingyas in india, rohingya crisis, myanmar unrest, illegal rohingyas in india, govt on rohingya, rohingya pakistan, rohingya terrorist, rohingya security threat, india news, indian expresstop newsthe union home ministry on friday said the use of chilli bombs and stun grenades by the bsf on the india-bangladesh border is not aimed to push back rohingyas but is part of the standard operating procedure (sop) agreed between the border forces of india and bangladesh. the government clarified that such measures are also taken by the bsf to stop cattle smugglers, bangladeshi immigrants and fake currency racketeers and is among the non-lethal measures introduced by new delhi and dhaka.a large number of rohingyas fle...






chennai trust moves sc for deportation of rohingyas


by: express news service | new delhi | published:september 8, 2017 3:32 am supreme court of india (file)related newsa chennai-based trust has moved the supreme court, seeking “deportation” of “illegal rohingya muslim refugees”. the trust has stated that their presence posed “social, economic and security” threat to india and that myanmar should be pressured to resolve the crisis within its borders. “rohingya conflict is undeniably a massive humanitarian disaster and even united nation officials have taken note of it. but such cataclysms although irremediable are best addressed locally within the home state i.e. myanmar, by way of exerting international pressure or by working out a roadmap with the burmese government or by sending shiploads of aid and so on, and on the ot...






supreme court angered over criticism that it is trying to run the govt


by: pti | new delhi | published: january 10, 2018 9:50 pm the supreme court. (express photo by tashi tobgyal)related newsthe supreme court today expressed anguish over the criticism that it was trying to “run the government”, saying the judiciary is blamed if it points out that the executive is not doing its job.the stinging remarks by the apex court came when it was hearing a matter relating to providing shelter to the urban homeless in the country, during which it took to task uttar pradesh government and said “your machinery appears to have failed”.“if you people cannot work, say so, that you are not able to do it,” a bench of justices madan b lokur and deepak gupta said.“we are not the executive. you do not do your work and when we say something, we are criticised by...






rohingya muslims: why india is refusing refuge to rohingyas | india news


new delhi: the supreme court has sought to know government's stand on a plea challenging its plan to deport rohingya refugees. india has for decades sheltered people fleeing conflict and disaster, though it is not signatory to any pacts obligating it to offer refuge. here, a look at the rohingyas' desperate situation: who are rohingyas1. myanmar has not recognised the rohingya among its 135 ethnic groups under a 1982 citizenship act. 2. the myanmar government terms them 'bengali' to paint the muslim minority in rakhine state as recent migrants from bangladesh. 3. in myanmar, the word rohingya is taboo. rohingyas in numbers1. there are about 10 lakhs rohingyas in myanmar. 2. about 1.23 lakh have fled to bangladesh since august 25. 3. there are abput 40,0...






supreme court seeks centre’s stand on plea challenging rohingyas’ deportation


by: pti | new delhi | updated: september 5, 2017 9:15 amrelated news supreme court (files)the supreme court on monday sought to know the stand of the government on a petition challenging its decision to deport illegal rohingya muslim immigrants back to myanmar. the matter came up before a bench of chief justice dipak misra and justices a m khanwilkar and d y chandrachud which asked additional solicitor general tushar mehta to take instruction from the centre on its response to the petition which has challenged the decision on various grounds including that it violated international human right conventions.while the bench posted the matter for september 11, advocate prashant bhushan, appearing for the two rohingya immigrants, wanted an assurance that during the pendency of the petition...






peace-loving rohingyas have no link with crime: sc plea by refugees


by: express news service | new delhi | published:september 23, 2017 3:15 am supreme court (files)top newsthe two rohingyas who had moved the supreme court against the central government’s plans to deport them have said that the community is peace-loving with no connection to any criminal activity. in a rejoinder affidavit filed in the apex court, mohammad salimullah and mohammad shaqir said: “there are a number of rohingya muslims (as they have been called) — like the petitioners — who are peace-loving, having no connection whatever with any criminal activity — much less ‘terrorist’ activity…”the duo said they had been “compelled to seek shelter in india due to religious persecution” and as a matter of fact the petitioners had entered india in 2011 (shaqir) and 2...






supreme court gives second chance to man facing deportation because of bad lawye


the supreme court on friday gave a second chance to a u.s. permanent resident who pleaded guilty to a drug charge and now faces deportation because his lawyer gave him bad information.chief justice john g. roberts jr. said jae lee’s lawyer was “dead wrong” when he advised his client that accepting a plea deal would get him a shorter sentence in jail but not affect his immigration status. after pleading guilty and receiving a one-year sentence, he was transferred to a detention center he learned was for those awaiting deportation.[justices sympathetic to man whose lawyer’s bad advice led to deportation order]the question for the supreme court was whether lee should be able to withdraw the plea and take his chances at trial, even though he had no defense to the drug charge and faced ...






sc to hear plea against deportation of rohingyas


by: express news service | new delhi | published:september 2, 2017 1:54 am on friday agreed to hear a plea against the centre’s move to deport illegal rohingya muslims who have entered india after fleeing ethnic violence in myanmar. (file)top newsthe supreme court on friday agreed to hear a plea against the centre’s move to deport illegal rohingya muslims who have entered india after fleeing ethnic violence in myanmar. a bench of chief justice of india dipak misra and justices a m khanwilkar and d y chandrachud, before whom the matter was mentioned by advocate prashant bhushan, said it will hear the plea on september 4. bhushan told the court that some ministers had made statements that rohingyas will be sent out of the country. if they are deported, it will put their lives in dan...






supreme court gives second chance to man facing deportation because of bad lawye


the supreme court on friday gave a second chance to a u.s. permanent resident who pleaded guilty to a drug charge and faces deportation because his lawyer gave him bad advice.chief justice john g. roberts jr. said jae lee’s lawyer was “dead wrong” when he advised his client that accepting a plea deal would get him a shorter sentence in jail but not affect his immigration status. after pleading guilty and receiving a one-year sentence, lee was transferred to a detention center he learned was for those awaiting deportation.[justices sympathetic to man whose lawyer’s bad advice led to deportation order]the decision came as the court began winding down its 2016-17 term. roberts said the court will dispense with six remaining cases monday, its scheduled final day. there’s a possibilit...






supreme court debates long detentions for immigrants facing deportation


the supreme court’s liberal justices dominated discussion tuesday about the prolonged detention of immigrants facing deportation, expressing concern about the government holding noncitizens indefinitely without a hearing.at issue for the court is whether immigrants slated for deportation have the right to a bail hearing and possible release after six months if they are not a flight risk and pose no danger to the public.the conservative justices were less vocal but expressed skepticism about whether the court should be setting firm deadlines for hearings in immigration cases.a lawyer for the justice department told the high court that noncitizens — whether documented or undocumented immigrants — have no constitutional right to be in the united states. the justices were taking a second...






supreme court debates long detentions for immigrants facing deportation


the supreme court’s liberal justices dominated discussion tuesday about the prolonged detention of immigrants facing deportation, expressing concern about the government holding noncitizens indefinitely without a hearing.at issue for the court is whether immigrants slated for deportation have the right to a bail hearing and possible release after six months if they are not a flight risk and pose no danger to the public.the conservative justices were less vocal but expressed skepticism about whether the court should be setting firm deadlines for hearings in immigration cases.a lawyer for the justice department told the high court that noncitizens — whether documented or undocumented immigrants — have no constitutional right to be in the united states. the justices were taking a second...






rohingyas: view: india must not give in to pressure, rohingyas must be deported


by sushant sareenthe decision to deport illegal rohingya migrants has acted as a catalyst for the unlikely, and yet natural, alliance between islamists, communists and pseudo-liberals to come together and launch a disingenuous campaign. broadly, india’s rohingya problem needs to be viewed from three or four angles – legal, security, strategic and humanitarian. legally, the stand taken by the government is unexceptionable. the vast majority of the rohingya in india are illegal immigrants and as such cannot claim any legal right under the indian constitution to not be deported to their home country. but while the principle of deportation of illegal immigrants cannot be questioned, the practicality of deportation is quite another matter. clearly, given the logistics of deporting the tens ...






will bring law if triple talaq is struck down, govt tells apex court


written by ananthakrishnan g | new delhi | published:may 15, 2017 9:00 pm supreme court.criticising the practice of triple talaq as “extra-judicious” and “discriminatory”, the centre told the supreme court on monday that it will come up with a law to deal with any situation that may arise if the court strikes down all forms of talaq as unconstitutional. “the centre will step in,” attorney general mukul rohatgi told a five-judge constitution bench of the supreme court which is hearing a batch of petitions challenging the validity of instant triple talaq, polygamy and nikah halala.the ag’s comments came in response to a query from the bench headed by chief justice of india j s khehar, which sought to know what was the recourse open to muslim men to seek divorce if it h...






assamese man moves supreme court to stop deportation


new delhi: a muslim man from assam who is facing deportation from india as a foreigner has moved the supreme court to stop the deportation of those who have been here for generations. he has instead sought court intervention to have the borders sealed with neighbouring bangladesh to prevent any fresh influx of migrants into this country. ajbahar ali in his petition, filed through advocate arup bannerjee, argued that it was wrong to harass local muslims in the name of identifying foreigners. the focus should be instead on sealing the borders. a bench, headed by justice ra agrawal, issued notices to the union ministry of home affairs and the assam government on his plea on thursday. ali claims that his father and grandfather both figure in the national register of citizens, 1951, but due to






pro-government judges: we can't be called pro-government, says sc judge chandrac


the supreme court, which has come in for a lot of controversy over the transfer of karnataka judge jayant patel who resigned rather than be transferred, on thursday disputed the perception that it was pro-government "the former supreme court bar association president said on electronic media that the supreme court was full of pro govt judges. that is not true. someone has to just come and sit in court one day to see in how many the government gets hauled over the coals in favour of citizens' rights," justice dy chandrachud said. he was part of a bench led by cji dipak misra. former scba president dushyant dave had attacked the top court recently over justice patel's transfer saying it was full of pro govt judges. justice patel quit rather than be transferred to allahabad. he was tipped...






if homeless have no aadhaar, don’t they exist: supreme court up govt


by: express news service | new delhi | published: january 11, 2018 3:58 am the supreme court. (express photo by tashi tobgyal)related newsthe supreme court, upset over the uttar pradesh government’s submission that homeless people would have to submit id like aadhaar, asked on wednesday if those who do not have such identity papers “do not exist for the union of india or the uttar pradesh government”.the apex court also expressed anguish over the criticism that it was trying to “run the government”, saying the judiciary is blamed if it points out that the executive is not doing its job.the remarks came when the bench of justices madan b lokur and deepak gupta was hearing a matter relating to providing shelter to the urban homeless in the country, during which it took to task...






trump travel ban exceptions left in place by hawaii judge


a federal judge in hawaii has denied a motion filed to expand the exceptions to president donald trump's executive order regarding travel from six majority-muslim countries.u.s. district court judge derrick watson denied the emergency motion filed wednesday by the state of hawaii asking him to clarify what the u.s. supreme court meant by "bona fide" relationships in its ruling last month.under the travel executive order, which was recently partially reinstated after the supreme court ruling, visa applicants from the six countries must prove they have a "bona fide" relationship with someone within the u.s. or an entity in order to be approved for entry.trump travel ban: supreme court reinstates key parts of executive orderwatson said the question would be better asked to the supreme co...






supreme court seeks reply of govt, ec on pil on convicts fighting polls


by: pti | new delhi | published:march 3, 2017 9:03 pm supreme court.the government and the election commission were on friday granted the last opportunity by the supreme court to spell out their stand on a plea for debarring convicts from contesting polls for life and stopping them from entering the judiciary and the executive. a bench of justices ranjan gogoi and navin sinha gave the centre and the poll panel two weeks to file their responses to the petition, which also seeks a direction to them to fix minimum educational qualification and a maximum age limit for persons contesting elections. “apart from terrorism and naxalism, the most serious problem our country is facing is extensive corruption and criminalisation of politics.watch what else is making news: a“in the execut...






protect rohingyas, don’t threaten them with deportation: amnesty international t


by: pti | new delhi | updated: september 5, 2017 10:22 pm the amnesty observed that despite being home to thousands of refugees, india is not a state party to the 1951 refugee convention or the 1967 protocol relating to the status of refugees, and does not have a domestic legal refugee protection framework. (photo: reuters)related newson a day prime minister narendra modi began his official visit to myanmar, human rights organisation amnesty international urged him to push the country’s leadership to provide assistance to rohingyas in the violence-hit rakhine state. the rights body also said the modi government should “reaffirm” its commitment to protect rohingya refugees and asylum-seekers in india instead of “threatening” them with deportation.“prime minister modi must a...






bengal’s child rights body moves sc in support of rohingyas


by: pti | new delhi | published:september 21, 2017 6:25 pm ananya chakraborty, chairperson of the rights panel, said the plea has been accepted in the apex court registry and would be heard on the date already fixed.top newswest bengal’s child rights body today moved the supreme court against the centre’s move to deport all rohingya muslims to myanmar, saying the entire community cannot be branded as terrorists. the plea was filed by west bengal state commission for protection of child rights (wbscpcr) in the apex court which has already fixed a pil, filed by two rohingya muslim refugees challenging their deportation, for hearing on october 3.ananya chakraborty, chairperson of the rights panel, said the plea has been accepted in the apex court registry and would be heard on the da...






trump travel ban exceptions left in place by hawaii judge


a federal judge in hawaii on thursday denied a motion to expand the exceptions to president donald trump's executive order banning travel to the united states for citizens from six majority-muslim countries.u.s. district court judge derrick watson denied an emergency motion filed by hawaii asking him to clarify what the u.s. supreme court meant by a "bona fide" relationship in its ruling last month.the supreme court ruled the administration could mostly enforce its travel ban, but said those "with a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the united states" could enter.watson said the relationship question would be better posed to the supreme court, not him.trump travel ban: supreme court reinstates key parts of executive order"this court will not upset ...






supreme court weighs deportation case after an attorney dished out bad advice


everyone agrees that jae lee pleaded guilty to a drug charge and now faces deportation to south korea because of bad lawyering.the tennessee restaurateur, who came to the united states as a child in 1982, was told if he took the plea he’d serve a year in prison. but his lawyer larry fitzgerald told him there was no chance that a longtime legal permanent resident like him would be deported. fitzgerald was wrong.but does fitzgerald’s mistake make any difference if the evidence against lee was so strong that he almost certainly would have been convicted had he rejected the deal and gone to trial? as the appeals court that ruled against him noted, he would still be deportable.the supreme court struggled with the issue tuesday. does lee deserve a second chance, because of his lawyer’s mis...






can’t direct govt to bring a law on torture: supreme court


by: pti | new delhi | published: november 27, 2017 7:41 pm supreme court (file photo)top newsthe supreme court today said it cannot direct the government to make a law to prevent torture and inhuman treatment in custody when the government was looking into the issue in “all seriousness” and had decided to adopt the united nations’ convention on torture. a bench headed by chief justice dipak misra referred to the submissions of attorney general k k venugopal who said the prayer in a plea with regard to framing of a law to prevent torture and inhuman treatment of individuals in custody was also a subject matter of discussion in the law commission.“the executive is looking at the issue with all seriousness,” venugopal told the bench, which also comprised justices a m khanwilkar...






up govt favours bungalows for ex-cms, tells apex court


by: express news service | new delhi | published: january 28, 2018 2:36 am the supreme court. (express photo by tashi tobgyal)top newsthe uttar pradesh government has spoken in favour of allotting government bungalows to former chief ministers. “the grant of such a benefit to a former chief minister under the amended rules is a valid classification as the same is a class in itself. a former chief minister, once a holder of a very high public office, is always identifiable as a dignitary and can hence enjoy special benefits too,” the state government said in its affidavit filed in the supreme court in response to a petition by ngo lok prahari against providing government bungalows to ex-cms.the state government said: “… it becomes imperative even after demitting the office, cer...






idea of pellet guns not to kill anybody, introducing new rubber-based shots for


the central government on april 10 responded to supreme court query on pellet guns asserting that using pellet guns was not a priority. attorney general mukul rohatgi told three-judge judge bench of the supreme court that using pellet guns is the last resort and that the idea was not to kill anybody.mukul rohatgi also told the apex court that they were also exploring other options including the rubber bullets for dispersing the crowd instead of pellet guns.central govt informs the supreme court that it has issued a new standard operating procedure (sop) to deal with stone pelters in jammu and kashmir valley. under the new sop, the central government said that it is introducing rubber-based shots for stone-pelters in the valley before pellet guns are used.ag rohtagi further told supreme cou






top five stories at 9 am, april 21: govt uses ‘adverse’ ib reports to reject nam


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: april 21, 2017 9:17 am the supreme court. (file photo)govt uses ‘adverse’ ib reports to reject names of 6 former judges for tribunals, commissionsas the face-off between executive and judiciary continues, the supreme court has refused to agree to a government veto on a judge’s appointment on grounds of national security. the indian express has learnt that the centre has used “secret” inputs provided by the intelligence bureau (ib) in a bid to block post-retirement assignments to former judges. citing “adverse ib reports”, the centre has sent back the candidature of six former judges for posting as chairpersons or members of tribunals and commissions. read more hereparis shooting: police officer, gunman shot dead on champs elyse...