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Karnataka retracts its stand in SC regarding deportation of Rohingyas; it had earlier termed Upadhyay’s petition as devoid of merit

Ashwini Upadhyay Karnataka Govt deportation Rohingyas

The BJP government in Karnataka has filed a revised affidavit before the Supreme Court, retracting from its earlier statement that there is no immediate plan to deport Rohingyas, living in Bengaluru.

In a fresh affidavit, the Home department now said the Karnataka State Police have not housed Rohingyas in any camp or detention centre within its jurisdiction.

However, 126 Rohingyas have been identified in Karnataka state.

It also now said that whatever the order that would be passed by top court will be scrupulously adhered and followed in its letter and spirit.

The written response of the state government filed earlier this month in a 2017 PIL filed by BJP leader and advocate Ashwini K Upadhyay.

Karnataka government had earlier asked the Supreme Court to dismiss Upadhyay's plea for the direction to deport illegal Rohingyas.

It had earlier termed Upadhyay's petition as devoid of merit and not maintainable in law and facts.


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