The apex court said that a balance has to be struck between human rights & national interests. Further, CJI Dipak Misra observed that our constitutional ethos makes us lean sympathetically towards humanitarian issues. The court also observed that no Rohingya refugees should be deported until the next date of hearing in the case
" As a Constitutional court, we cannot be oblivious to the plight of women, children", said SC.
Earlier, the apex court had said that it will hear the petition filed by Rohingya Muslims challenging the government’s stand to deport them back to Myanmar on Friday.
#Rohingya case: Supreme Court said if you (Centre) take any kind of contingency plan, you need to inform this court— ANI (@ANI) October 13, 2017
A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra asked the Centre and the two Rohingya Muslim refugees, who had filed the petition, to compile all documents and international conventions before the date of hearing for assisting it.
#Rohingya case: ASG Tushar Mehta, arguing for the Centre, told 3-judge bench of SC "this is an issue involving international ramifications"— ANI (@ANI) October 13, 2017
The bench, also comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, said it will hear in details various aspects of the matter including the Centre's preliminary objection that the issue fell under the domain of the executive and hence was "not justiciable".
#Rohingya case: Supreme Court said, 'We have to strike a balance. It is not an ordinary case. The issue involves human rights of many."— ANI (@ANI) October 13, 2017
Senior advocate Fali S Nariman, appearing for the petitioner Rohingya refugees, opposed the government stand and said the petition under Article 32 was maintainable as the Constitution guaranteed individual rights.
Supreme Court observed that no #Rohingya refugees should be deported until the next date of hearing in the case.— ANI (@ANI) October 13, 2017
Supreme Court observed that national importance cannot be secondary & at the same time human rights of #Rohingyas should be kept in mind— ANI (@ANI) October 13, 2017