New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to list a petition seeking the detection and deportation of illegal Rohingya and Bangladeshi infiltrators, though it expressed its objection to matters related to the regime.
A bench headed by Chief Justice NV Ramana told advocate Ashwini Upadhyay, “We have to hear only your case every day… you come to the court with all problems… election reforms, Parliament… population…”.
Upadhyay said that crores of jobs are being snatched away by illegal migrants and this is affecting their right to livelihood. The Chief Justice told Upadhyay, “These are political issues. Raise it with the government… If we have to take up all your PILs, why did we choose the government? There are houses like Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha.
Upadhyay submitted that the notice was issued more than a year back in March last year, but so far no progress has been made in the matter. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who was present in the courtroom, said that he was not aware of the matter. The Chief Justice told him, “If you have the counter affidavit ready, we can list the matter”.
Upadhyay’s plea has sought a direction to the central and state governments to identify, detain and deport all illegal migrants and infiltrators, including Bangladeshis and Rohingyas, within a year. The plea has also sought a direction to the central and state governments to amend the relevant laws to make illegal immigration and infiltration a cognizable, non-bailable and non-compoundable offence.
The petition states: “The petitioner submits that the Central Government is neither serious to stop illegal immigrants in India nor is it prepared to deport all illegal migrants. That is why, instead of the deportation of four crores, the deportation of 40,000 Rohingya infiltrators comes under discussion. intruders. Keeping vote bank politics in mind, many states like Delhi, Assam, West Bengal, Tripura, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra have from time to time ignored the presence of illegal Bangladeshi infiltrators in those states.
The petition has also sought a direction to the central and state governments to identify travel agents, government employees and others who are directly/indirectly providing illegal immigrants and infiltrators with PAN card, Aadhar card, ration card, passport. and provide voter card. Strict action against them.