Rohingyas’ illegal immigration has serious security threats: Centre
New Delhi: Filing affidavit in the Supreme Court over of a petition challenging Rohingya Muslims' deportation to Myanmar the Centre on Monday said that continuance of Rohingyas’ illegal immigration into India and their continued stay has serious national security ramifications and threats.
The government told the Supreme Court that the influx of the Rohingya refugees started in 2012, claiming that have entered from Myanmar using porous border between India and Myanmar.
Stating their entry into the country as illegal, the Centre stressed that it has contemporaneous from security agencies inputs indicating links of some unauthorized Rohingyas with Pakistani terror organisations. "Some Rohingyas are indulging in illegal and anti-national activities such as mobilization of funds through hundi/hawala channels," stated the government.
"The total number of such illegal immigrants into our country would be more than 40,000 approximately as on date. Procuring fake Indian identities for other #Rohingyas and also indulging in human trafficking," it further said.
The top court, however, has directed the hearing on October 3. A division bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice AM Khanwilkar and Justice DY Chandrachud directed the hearing for October as the Centre told the bench that they would be filing their response during the day.
Adjourning the hearing, the court asked the petitioner and others to file their rejoinder to the Centre's stand before the next date of hearing.