India brandishes 'intelligence report' of Rohingyas' militant links

India brandishes 'intelligence report' of Rohingyas' militant links

Mukesh Mittal, a senior home ministry official, said the Supreme Court must let the government to take a decision in Indian interests because of Rohingya links to extremist groups.

Countries across the region fear they will feel the fallout from the crisis.

Rohatgi said that people referring to Article 21 of the Indian constitution does not live in India and in reality don't have any right on the Indian Constitution. Pointing out that not a single Rohingya was arrested in India for links with the Inter-Services Intelligence or the Islamic State or for doing "hundi" transactions, Owaisi said even if somebody was found indulging in such activity, action should be taken against him or her under the law.

Lawyer Prashant Bhushan, who filed the plea on behalf of two Rohingya men, will file a rejoinder to the government's affidavit, his office told Reuters. The immigrants also challenged their deportation on grounds of violation of global human rights conventions.

The Centre's affidavit, filed in the apex court Registry, said the fundamental right to reside and settle in any part of the country was available only to citizens and illegal refugees could not invoke the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court to enforce the right. "If India says we won't allow them in our country then no worldwide body can ask it to take them in", he said.

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More than 400,000 Rohingyas have fled to Bangladesh since August 25, in the wake of a violent military offensive launched after hundreds of Rohingya rebels assaulted police posts. Rohingya refugees are fleeing from violence-hit state of Rakhine in Myanmar to India and Bangladesh.

"They will either be sent back to Myanmar as the situation improves [there] or [we] will send them to another country that matches with their way of living".

The Centre also said the plan to deport Rohingya refugees was a policy decision and the court should desist from interfering in the matter. AMM also has ties with Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed's cell in Jammu and Kashmir.

While Bangladesh has been the main destination for Rohingya over the years, some have ended up in India and Nepal.

The hearing will continue next month.

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