Calcutta HC Restrains Government from Deporting 4 Rohingya Muslim Women till August 10

Aastha Thakur

Published on: 06 August 2022 at 2:14 IST

The Calcutta High Court on passed an interim order directing the Central government to withhold 4 Rohingya refugee women to return Myanmar until August 10.

Single-judge Justice Moushumi Bhattacharya passed the decision after hearing plea filed by aggrieved 4 women, detained in Dumdum correctional home even after serving their detention period on July 20, 2019.

The Court said, “Since the writ petition contains a prayer for restraint on the respondent authorities not to deport the petitioner to Myanmar, this Court is of the view that until the matter is taken up for hearing by this Court.”

“The respondents shall not give any effect to any order of deportation of the four petitioners, if any such order has been made after filing of the writ petition, till further orders are passed in the matter.” 

Further the Court also asked the petitioners to file a supplementary affidavit bringing the subsequent events on record and one copy of same to be given to opposite counsel for further arguments.

In the meantime, the Court also gave directions the necessity facilities to be provided needed to live with dignity.

The petitioners filed plea they were getting instructions regarding order of deportation for some time. However, this contention has been denied by the counsel for the respondents.

The petition seeks intervention and to restrict the authorities including State Government and Central governments from deporting the petitioners.

The matter is next scheduled to be heard on August 10, 2022.

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