The Centre on Monday filed an affidavit in the SC on a plea against the deportation of Rohingya refugees from India. It told the court that the total number of “such illegal immigrants” would be more than 40,000, reported ANI.
Several Union Ministers, as well as ministers in the Assam government, have in the past said that the Rohingyas are illegal immigrants in India and will have to leave the country.
The Centre again reiterated its stand on Rohingyas terming their stay as “illegal” and told the court that they pose a serious threat to the national security.
It said that “the continuance of Rohingyas’ illegal entry into India and their continued stay has serious national security ramifications and threats.”
As carried in bq on 18/9/2017