The Supreme Court on Thursday deferred a plea seeking deportation of Rohingyas and other illegal immigrants from India.
The Court said that it will hear the plea after four weeks.
The plea also seeks apex court’s directive to central and state govts to detect, arrest and extradite all the illegal migrants and intruders, including Bangladeshis and Rohingyas within one year.
The plea filed by Advocate Ashwini Upadhyay claimed that huge number of illegal migrants has usurped sizable swathes of land, mainly in the vulnerable international border areas, which has “very serious implication for national security”.
The petitioner has also accused illegal immigrants of engaging in unlawful and anti-national practices, mobilization of money through hawala channels and human trafficking.
In his petition, Upadhyay also sought a direction to modify laws and announce illegal migration as cognizable and non-compoundable offence.
“Large-scale illegal migrants, particularly from Myanmar and Bangladesh have not only threatened the demographic structure of bordering districts but have seriously impaired security and national integration, particularly in the present circumstances,” the plea said.
—India Legal Bureau