Manipur :Seven Rohingya immigrants deported to Myanmar

Moreh ( India -Myanmar Border ), Oct 4 : The seven Rohingya immigrants, lodged in the Silchar Detention center in Assam, were deported to Myanmar today following a Supreme Court hearing that refused to entertain a fresh plea challenging the deportation.

The Supreme Court Thursday allowed the deportation of seven Rohingyas, who have illegally migrated to Assam in India, to their country of origin Myanmar.

The Rohingya immigrants have been handed over to the Myanmar authorities in Moreh border post in Manipur on Thursday.

The immigrants were under detention in Cachar Central Jail in Assam’s Silchar district since 2012, when they were detained by police.

Those deported are Md Jamal, Mohbul Khan, Jamal Hussain, Md Yonus, Sabir Ahmed, Rahim Uddin and Md Salam and are in the age bracket of 26-32 years,

Earlier during the day, the Supreme Court refused to entertain the fresh plea challenging the decision of the Centre to deport seven Rohingya immigrants, who have been staying in Assam illegally, to their home country Myanmar.

The apex court said the seven Rohingyas were found by the competent court as illegal immigrants and Myanmar had accepted them as its citizens.
With Agency inputs

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