Anushka Sharma –

Published On: October 26, 2021 at 18:18 IST

While opposing a Petition to Identify and Deport 72 Rohingyas living in Bengaluru, the Karnataka Government notified the Supreme Court that it had no immediate plans to Deport them.

Karnataka Government argued in front of the Supreme Court that the Petition brought by Counsel Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay is not Maintainable, without Merit, and should be Dismissed.

“It is submitted that the Bengaluru City Police have not housed Rohingyas in any camp or detention centre within its jurisdiction. However, 72 Rohingyas identified in Bengaluru City are working in various fields and Bengaluru City Police have not taken any coercive action against them as of now and there is no immediate plan of deporting them,” the State Government’s Affidavit stated.

The Affidavit was issued in response to Mr Upadhyay’s request for a one-year deadline for the Centre and State Governments to identify, Imprison, and deport all Illegal immigrants and Infiltrators, including Bangladeshis and Rohingyas

“The large-scale illegal migrants, particularly from Myanmar and Bangladesh, have not only threatened the demographic structure of bordering Districts but seriously impaired security and National integration,” the Plea had stated.

According to Mr Upadhyay’s Petition, there was an organised migration of illegal migrants from Myanmar via West Bengal, Tripura, and Guwahati, via Agents and Touts.

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