Manipur: 7 Rohingya Muslims deported to Myanmar from Moreh

Seven Rohingya Muslims, the illegal immigrants were sent back to their parent country Myanmar through Moreh border town.


Imphal

After the Supreme Court refused to stay the deportation of seven Rohingya Muslims on Thursday, the illegal immigrants were sent back to their parent country Myanmar through Moreh border town.

A plea, filed in the Supreme Court on Wednesday, sought urgent hearing seeking restraint on the Centre’s move to deport seven Rohingya Muslims, who were lodged in the Silchar Detention centre in Assam, back to Myanmar. “They were found to be illegal immigrants and their country of origin Myanmar has recognised them as Myanmar citizens”, CJI Gogoi said.

One of the immigrants, who is being deported, said that he is happy to leave India. “We had come to India from Burma, but I am happy that I am returning now.” Another immigrant was leaving the country after living here for six years and six days.

It must be mention here that  more than 700,000 ethnic Rohingya fled an offensive by Myanmar troops launched nearly a year ago in reprisal for attacks on border posts by Rohingya rebels who took up arms against the ill-treatment of the stateless minority. The United Nations has termed the repression “ethnic cleansing” and “genocide”.

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