Supreme Court to hear Rohingya refugees’ plea on November 21

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 13 October 2017, 02:57 PM
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Rohingya Muslims

The Supreme Court granted more time to all the parties involved in the Rohingya Muslims matter and said that it will hear the case on November 21.

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.

The SC also said that our constitutional ethos make us lean sympathetically towards humanitarian issues.

The apex court which fixed October 13 as the date for hearing, said it will hear arguments only on the points of law as the matter concerned humanitarian cause and humanity which required to be heard with mutual respect.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra asked the Centre and the two Rohingya Muslim refugees, who have filed the petition, to compile all documents and international conventions before the date of hearing for assisting it.

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".

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.

Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta submitted that the government would not like the matter to be heard in a piecemeal manner as it has wide ramifications and added that it would prefer a day for detailed hearing. 

First Published: Friday, October 13, 2017 04:57 AM

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