Tuesday, April 23, 2024

We’ve not housed Rohingyas, Karnataka Police to Supreme Court

The Karnataka government, in a revised affidavit on the deportation of rohingyas ,has informed the Supreme Court that the State Police have not housed rohingyas in any camp or detention centre within its jurisdiction.

The affidavit has been filed by Vanaja working as Under Secretary to Government ,Department of Home in the plea of  advocate Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay  seeking direction to the Central and State Governments to identify, detain and deport all the illegal immigrants and infiltrators including bangladeshis and rohingyas within one year.

The Petition further seeks direction to  the Central and State Governments to amend the respective laws to make illegal immigration and infiltration ,a cognizable non-bailable and non-compoundable offence and  to declare the making of forged/fabricated PAN Card ,AADHAR Cards ,Passport ,Ration Cards and Voter Cards and such other documents ,a non-bailable ,non-compoundable and cognizable offense and amend the respective laws accordingly and for such  other reliefs.

The state government humbly submitted in the revised affidavit that “The Karnataka State Police have not housed rohingyas in any camp or detention center within its jurisdiction. However, 126 rohingyas have been identified in Karnataka State. The list of rohingya refugees staying in Bangalore city are enclosed.”

Karnataka government had earlier asked the Supreme Court to dismiss Upadhyay’s plea terming it  as devoid of merit and not maintainable in law.


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