72 Rohingyas identified in Bengaluru, no plan to deport them: Karnataka

New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS): The BJP-led Karnataka government has told the Supreme Court that there are 72 Rohingyas in Bengaluru city, but it has no immediate plan to deport them.

The state government's response came on a 2017 PIL filed by BJP leader and advocate Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay, who sought the apex court's direction to deport illegal Rohingyas.

The state government, in a written response, said: "The Bengaluru city police have not housed Rohingyas in any camp or detention centres within its jurisdiction. However, 72 Rohingyas identified in Bengaluru city are working in various fields and Bengaluru city police have not taken any coercive action against them as of now."

There is no immediate plan of deporting them either, it added.

The state government also provided the names of Rohingya refugees who were staying in the north-east division of the city. It further added that all these Rohingyas, except those below 12 years of age, have been given individual numbers by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

The Karnataka government emphasised that the plea is not maintainable either in law or on the facts of the case, and added it is also devoid of merits. "The Special Leave to Appeal is not maintainable either in law or on the facts of the case. The Petition is devoid of merits. Hence, the Petition is liable to be dismissed in limine," said the government, which filed a statement of the objection through advocate V.N. Raghupathy.

Upadhyaya had argued that the influx of infiltrators posed a serious threat to the unity, integrity, and security of the country. He had asked the court to issue a direction to Centre and state governments to identify, detain and deport all the illegal immigrants and infiltrators including Bangladeshis and Rohingyas within one year.

The petitioner also urged the top court to issue direction to amend the respective laws to make illegal immigration and infiltration, a cognizable non-bailable and non-compoundable offence.









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  • Andrew, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 26 2021

    Mr. Rajesh, Thanks, Please note Why Germany, Canada, Europe USA accepted influx of Syrians, Sri Lankans, Afghanis, Iraqis, ..... those Countries also have unemployment, but still they accept people, if you are qualified or not, , why some Indians go abroad and work as Cleaners, drivers, house boys, cooks, , , gardeners, even for a low Salary, why can not these people stay and work in their own Country, We are ashamed of doing Cleaning, street Cleaning, , work in Farms, painting, , even to replace a Bulb in our Houses, There are so many refugees in every Country,

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Tue, Oct 26 2021

    pls withdraw from UNHCR... India cannot afford to give refuge to foreigners... get rid of all kinds unwanted foreign nationals....

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  • Andrew, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 26 2021

    These Rohingyas are helpless ,stateless people, why deport them, give them jobs, where ever possible, cleaning, - which we do not do, , agriculture, any jobs which our people not willing or do not want to do, may due to below our dignity, , as we all move to Germany, Canada Australia, USA etc, etc, we have 2 Countries to live in, where as Rohingyas no place to place their feet on Earth, What if we are deported from our adopted Countries !!!! just think, we are in safe Heaven.

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    Tue, Oct 26 2021

    Mr.Andrew what a shame on your comment . Our own people suffering from unemployment, lack of food instead you want to provide job and feed for this migrants, what guarantee will you give this people posing threat to our society . Specially these guys quickly attract and misuse by terrorists because of their religion . Lets not forget USA , Canada all are developed wealthy countries , there are number of pre-requisites need to full fill before to entering such type of countries. They will not accept you if you entered in illegal way.

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  • Ruben pinto, Mangalore/Australia

    Tue, Oct 26 2021

    Please deport them. Otherwise, they will smuggle in more of them. They will be trouble in the future.

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Mon, Oct 25 2021

    In 100 years these few will be 1 cr, blocking all roads! Deport them now!!

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  • Sheikh M, Mangalore, /Mohd Ali Rd,Canada

    Tue, Oct 26 2021

    Why 100years, Just wait and watch, People accept the truth and the truth is Islam In 50 years Islam becomes majority and rule the world, In the day of Qayamat whole world has to surrender Islam

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  • Rajesh B Shetty, Udupi

    Mon, Oct 25 2021

    Our govt should be more concerned about our citizens than rohingyas What a shame, our kashmiri pandits who have been thrown out of their homeland that is in india, even after so many years, our govt is not bothered or serious about reinstating them. But rohingyas r the important criteria.

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  • Mohan mangalore, Mangalore

    Mon, Oct 25 2021

    Laath markey bhagao these people are dangerous than terrorists

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Mon, Oct 25 2021

    Surprisingly govt becomes aware only after those refugees infiltrate and start living like other Indians. Refugees from all Muslim countries from Afghanistan, Myanmar, Bangladesh infiltrate into india. But Pakistani are coming into india as terrorists. In the end all are getting citizenship. Why govt is not doing what it promised to deny Muslim refugees???…..is it only political media campaign or what india has signed in UNHRC behind the scene to shelter refugees of all religion?!?!?!?!?!?!…..Fake promises and commitments by this fake govt.

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  • John Tauro, M'lore

    Tue, Oct 26 2021

    Terrorists end up with bullets, not citizenship. Only minorities who have come for reasons of religious persecution from three neighbouring countries are granted citizenship under CAA. Rohingyas can be given refugee status as per rules and conditions laid down by the UNHCR.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Mon, Oct 25 2021

    We will deport all Terrorists to Pakistan ...

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