Deportation of Rohingyas: Vilification campaign against Modi Government, Supreme Court

Are the Left-Liberati at it again, to vilify the Supreme Court and the Modi Government, following the Rohingya verdict?

Are the Left-Liberati at it again, to vilify the Supreme Court and the Modi Government, following the Rohingya verdict?
Are the Left-Liberati at it again, to vilify the Supreme Court and the Modi Government, following the Rohingya verdict?

The real threat to India is from the enemies within!

April 8, 2021, Supreme Court (SC) of India’s order rejecting the plea of some Rohingya intruders in Jammu seeking immediate release of the over 170 detained Rohingyas at Jammu’s Hiranagar sub-jail and barring the Narendra Modi Government from deporting them back to Myanmar has triggered panic among the illegal immigrants and their supporters in India, particularly Urban-Naxals and so-called rights activists. What has upset their apple-cart and rattled them all the more is the fact that the SC went by the strong stand of the Narendra Modi Government – “Rohingyas are foreigners”; “New Delhi’s right to deport the foreigners is unlimited and absolute” and “Rohingyas are a threat to national security”.

Commenting on the SC order, a disturbed Rohingya intruder activist said in Delhi: “This is a terrifying order made by the highest court in India. Given the horrifying situation in Myanmar, I had really hoped the judge would rule in our favour”. And, Fazal Abdali, a lawyer who takes up Rohingya deportation cases, went to the extent of asserting that “Thursday’s order sends a message that India is no longer a refuge for persecuted minorities”[1].

Nirupama Subramanian said almost the same and went many steps further to bring bad name to the Modi Government and further the cause of the illegal immigrants.

It’s a different story that Abdali didn’t refer to the senseless opposition to the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) of 2019 that enables persecuted Hindus, Jains, Buddhists, Sikhs, Parsis and Christians in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan to obtain Indian citizenship. But it was expected of him and others of his ilk.

But Abdali was not the only one who was upset by the SC order. Some so-called rights activists also took the plunge and questioned the approach of the SC towards and stand of Narendra Modi Government on Rohingyas. Some of them included Tapan Bose, former Secretary-General of South Asia Forum for Human Rights based in Kathmandu, Nepal; Rita Manchanda, human rights advocate; Jay Manoj Sanklecha, Mumbai-based advocate; and journalist-cum-activist Nirupama Subramanian.

Taking on the Modi Government and SC, Bose and Manchanda on April 12 asked: “What geo-economic and strategic compulsions are aligning democratic India on the wrong side of history with brutally repressive military dictators in Myanmar?” Not content with this, they criticised the SC. They said: “To compound that, the Supreme Court has legitimated Centre’s contentious directive of deporting the Rohingya refugees, holding inapplicable the legal principle of nonrefoulement and turning its back on the genocide like situation in Myanmar”[2]. Nonrefoulement literally means no refugee shall be returned to a country where he or she could be persecuted.

A day later, Nirupama Subramanian said almost the same and went many steps further to bring bad name to the Modi Government and further the cause of the illegal immigrants. She, inter-alia, said: “In the Supreme Court, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta referred to them as illegal immigrants. Combined with public and political rhetoric about terrorism and communal slurs, there is a demand that they be deported immediately”. She also asked the Government of India: “Why it deals with refugees from different countries differently?” In this context, she said: “In the case of Sri Lankan Tamil refugees, many of them in camp in Tamil Nadu. The state government provides them with an allowance and allows them to seek jobs, and their children to attend school…But in terming Rohingya in India as ‘illegal’ (in contrast to calling them refugees in Bangladesh) and pledging to send them back to Myanmar, India is going against the principle of ‘nonrefoulement’, to which it is bound as a signatory to other international treaties such as the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights”[3].

No wonder then that it is they who hurt India for reasons not really difficult to fathom. It would not be an exaggeration if it is said that the real threat to India is from the enemies within.

As for Sanklecha, on April 14, said: “The judiciary enjoys an uneasy relationship with international law. While on occasion, courts have made use of international law, including treaty and customary law to enlarge the scope of domestic rights, on other occasions, they have failed to consider the import of such rules. A striking illustration of the latter is the SC order rejecting a plea filed on behalf of Rohingya refugees detained in Jammu seeking to stop their deportation to Myanmar…SC failed to appreciate that treaty law is not the only source of international law and that a State could acquire obligations under customary law. This oversight is striking, and the UN Special Rapporteur, who could shed light on the applicable international law norms, was not allowed to make any submissions…It is difficult to appreciate how the detained Rohingyas, which include children and women, would en masse constitute a security threat. Unfortunately, the consequences for the deported Rohingyas may be far graver”[4].

It is clear from what these activists and ardent supporters of Rohingya and other intruders said about the Modi Government and the SC as far as the Rohingya issue was concerned that they consider India a banana republic and land of every Tom, Dick and Harry. No wonder then that it is they who hurt India for reasons not really difficult to fathom. It would not be an exaggeration if it is said that the real threat to India is from the enemies within.

It would also not be out of place to point out that the Rohingya intruders virtually consider India as their second home because elements in the establishments in Delhi, J&K, West Bengal and many other states, including Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Telangana, provided them with all kinds of facilities. So much so, these elements helped them obtain Aadhar, ration and voter-ID Cards, and even passports. To bring the Rohingyas from Myanmar and Bangladesh and settle them in certain Indian states had become a sort of lucrative business and the anti-India forces had been using them to change the demographics of border states calculated to dismembering India step by step.

It’s heartening that the Modi Government has planned to act against the illegal immigrants and the SC has refused to put its foot down in matters relating to national security, sovereignty, nation, state and nationality.

Note:
1. The views expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of PGurus.

References:

[1] India’s court paves way for Rohingya deportationApr 9, 2021, The Dawn

[2] What Is Keeping India on the Wrong Side of History With Myanmar?Apr 11, 2021, The Wire

[3] Explained: On ‘refugees’ and ‘illegal immigrants’, how India’s stance changes with circumstancesApr 13, 2021, Indian Express

[4] Examining the Supreme Court’s approach to Rohingya deportationApr 13, 2021, Hindustan Times

Hari Om is former Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Jammu.
Hari Om

2 COMMENTS

  1. What Human Rights these pseudo liberals claim. What is happening in Pakistan on minorities?. Did they open their mouth?
    India should not be allowed to be a dwelling to the people having terrorist backgrounds. India is already overflowing with its own population besides, it has to do justice to the minorities who ,without their willingness gone to separate countries and are being harassed in their countries. No other citizen of other country ,having malaise intentions, should be allowed to reside in India. India is having lot of internal enemies. Why to make them increase in number?

  2. Whiteman’s Burden ?
    Oh !The ever poor Whiteman. Whenever and where ever the European Whiteman saw resource-riches, gold-mine in « New Land », he did not hesitate to slaughter the indigenous people.
    A new mousetrap ?
    Now harmonisation is expected from those who are equal neither financially and nor infra-structure wise. But Whiteman is planning to find another country to plunder once USA cannot support his adventures.
    Human Rights (new agenda of the ex-colonisers) in practice is used to meddle in the internal affairs of competing countries through NGOs and installed secret agents the Trojan Horse’
    NGOs like Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch make sure a slave remains a slave. Defenceless countries like India are preyed upon by gangsters, mob of NGOs. CEO’s of these NGO’s live a life of luxury.
    Racist NGOs like Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, RF Kennedy Human Rights lobby for whosoever is willing to pay for the high life of their CEO. CEO’s of NGOs enjoy perks, lucrative work contracts like CEO’s of MNC.
    India was chided, humiliated and ridiculed ; the producers of ‘Slum Dog Millionaire’ was to present worst of India-a gutter inspector’s report. For the producers of ‘Slum Dog Millionaire’ money poured from the sky.
    These producers played dumb :
    as if they did not know that they consume 5-7 times planet’s resources as compared to a child in India.
    as if they did not know why there are slùms in India.
    The techniques used by producers of ‘Slum Dog Millionaire’ and Whiteman owned NGO’s are same. Their objective is similar.
    They together did it then, they are doing it now :
    Lower the worth of life of an Indian.
    Lower the worth of liberty of an Indian.
    Lower the worth of labour (fruits of labour) of an Indian.
    If resources fuelled ‘photogenic’ anthropology (a termite fabricated by perfide British) helped the downunder, British to rule the waves for over 250 years, history seems to repeat due ‘Human Rights Laundering’ now.
    For decades, NGOs like Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch pin-pricked India, while Pakistan (allied to UK, USA) bled India. These NGOs never rewarded majority Hindus for their tolerance (being reduced to second class status in their Homeland) while minority from across the border ruled India.
    History repeats for those who refuse to learn from history. Morons refuse to learn.
    Once India would have allowed the secret ‘Fifth Column’ (pseudo refugees) of Whiteman have a foot-hold in India, then Hindus would have been reduced to a Third Class citizen status in their Homeland. Because shameless Whiteman and its agents- sleep-around NGOs would have coerced India to provide the same standard of living to pseudo refugees, to which CEOs of NGO’s are used to. Has that not been the history since 600 AD, 1740 AD ?
    India would take Rohingyas, if the community which used stealth, covert acts (Trojan Horse hostility as opposed to hospitality) to smuggle Rohingyas in to India are expelled from India.
    When did UNHCR or any related agencies ever discipline sleep-around NGOs ?
    Recorded history is the proof.
    Europeans brought veneral diseases to ‘The New Land’.

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