Bengal Commission for Child Rights files writ petition in SC against Rohingya deportation

ANI | Updated: Sep 21, 2017 00:38 IST

West Bengal [India], September 21 (ANI): The West Bengal Commission for Protection of Child Rights on Wednesday filed a writ petition in the Supreme Court against Centre's notification seeking deportation of Rohingyas.

The learned Counsel Kalyan Bandyopadhyay is representing the Commission.

Earlier, India had announced that it plans to deport around 40,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees living illegally in India.

The Centre has also said that even Rohingya's registered with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees would be deported.

The Commission dubbed the above mentioned notification of the Central Government as not only inhuman but anti-human also.

The Commission also asserted that, "Rohingyas are being systematically tortured and killed in Burma. The United Nation referred them as the most persecuted community in the world."

"In this situation deporting the Rohingya children and their mothers staying in different shelter- homes and correctional homes of West Bengal means to throw them into the jaws of death," it added.

Rohingyas are being denied citizenship in the Buddhist-majority Myanmar and regarded as illegal immigrants, despite claiming roots that date back centuries. (ANI)