Don't send back Rohingya Muslims now, Says Kolkata HC- Arrange for their facilities

Kolkata: A single bench of Justice Moushumi Bhattacharya of the Calcutta High Court in West Bengal has stayed the deportation of four Rohingya Muslim women living illegally in the country back to Myanmar. The High Court on Thursday (August 4, 2022) asked the central government not to deport them until their plea is heard again on August 10.

In fact, these women have filed a petition in the court saying that their lives are in danger in Myanmar, so they should not be sent back and they should be allowed to stay in India as refugees. In a petition filed in January this year, Rohingya women have demanded from the court that their minor children living in various correctional homes in Bengal be allowed to live with them. Let us inform you that in the year 2016, all four women along with their 13 children had entered India illegally. These women and their children were held guilty in this incident. Their sentence was completed in the year 2019. After this, the central government started the process of sending them back to their country. After this, they have been kept in the correctional home in Dum Dum, Bengal.

These women, while filing an urgent petition on Thursday, told the court that they were being deported back to Myanmar on August 5. So it should be banned immediately and they should be allowed to stay in India. Hearing the petition, a single bench of Judge Moushumi Bhattacharya has also directed the State Correctional Services Department to provide all basic facilities to the four Rohingya prisoners. Justice Bhattacharya has questioned the lawyers of the Central Government and the State Government whether there is any specific direction in this matter. On this, the central government's advocate Dheeraj Trivedi and state government's lawyer Anirban Roy denied being aware of any order. After which Justice Bhattacharya ordered that in the present situation the four petitioners cannot be sent back to Myanmar. She said the Dum Dum Central Correctional Home authorities would have to make arrangements for their living infrastructure.

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