SC To Hear Petitions Challenging Deportation of Rohingyas On Jan 31.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra today posted all petitions relating to deportation of Muslim Rohingya refugees for detailed hearing on January 31.

The bench had on October 13 just stopped short of staying the deportation of Rohingya refugees till it decided the petitions challenging the action but asked the Centre to strike a balance between national security and human rights of the refugees.

“Our constitutional ethos makes us lean sympathetically towards humanitarian issues. It is also important not to ignore national and economic interests while dealing with humanitarian issues”, CJI Misra had told ASG Tushar Mehta adding the court and also government cannot be oblivious of the plight of interest of children and women.