Photos: Rohingya refugees in Delhi hope for relief as SC hears case today

The Supreme Court will hear the petition filed by Rohingya Muslims challenging the government's stand to deport them back to Myanmar today. In the wake of the hearing, we look at the lives of some of the refugees in a Delhi camp.

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A man holds up his son’s football club t-shirt in a Rohingya refugee camp in New Delhi. The club, called ‘Rohingya Shining Stars’, has seventeen boys from the camp who love football. As the refugees’ fate in India hangs uncertain, they will hope for some relief as the Supreme Court hears their case today on the Indian government’s stand to deport them. (Burhaan Kinu / HT PHOTO)

A man holds up his son’s football club t-shirt in a Rohingya refugee camp in New Delhi. The club, called ‘Rohingya Shining Stars’, has seventeen boys from the camp who love football. As the refugees’ fate in India hangs uncertain, they will hope for some relief as the Supreme Court hears their case today on the Indian government’s stand to deport them. (Burhaan Kinu / HT PHOTO)

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The only personal possession Amir Hussain could carry with him during his arduous passage to India in 2009 was a family photograph. Most Rohingyas who flee Myanmar arrive with nothing other than legal documents and with rigs of clothes on their backs. (Burhaan Kinu / HT PHOTO)

The only personal possession Amir Hussain could carry with him during his arduous passage to India in 2009 was a family photograph. Most Rohingyas who flee Myanmar arrive with nothing other than legal documents and with rigs of clothes on their backs. (Burhaan Kinu / HT PHOTO)

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Hasina Begum says (centre), ‘If the Rohingyas are deported from India, it would be like sending them to their deaths.’ Referring to the fresh burst of violence that have erupted since August 25, 2017. ‘We would prefer to die here in India’, she added. The central government has decided that around 40,000 ethnic Rohingyas, who are already in India be deported. (Burhaan Kinu / HT PHOTO)

Hasina Begum says (centre), ‘If the Rohingyas are deported from India, it would be like sending them to their deaths.’ Referring to the fresh burst of violence that have erupted since August 25, 2017. ‘We would prefer to die here in India’, she added. The central government has decided that around 40,000 ethnic Rohingyas, who are already in India be deported. (Burhaan Kinu / HT PHOTO)

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Sabera Khatun shows a pair of slippers, which she brought with her when she fled her home in Myanmar and came to India. (Burhaan Kinu / HT PHOTO)

Sabera Khatun shows a pair of slippers, which she brought with her when she fled her home in Myanmar and came to India. (Burhaan Kinu / HT PHOTO)

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The refugees in Delhi collect water for daily use at their camp at Shaheen Bagh. Majority of the population in India are concentrated around states of Jammu &Kashmir, Telangana, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, and Rajasthan. These camps often lack basic amenities like drinking water and sanitation. (Burhaan Kinu / HT PHOTO)

The refugees in Delhi collect water for daily use at their camp at Shaheen Bagh. Majority of the population in India are concentrated around states of Jammu &Kashmir, Telangana, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, and Rajasthan. These camps often lack basic amenities like drinking water and sanitation. (Burhaan Kinu / HT PHOTO)

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Ismat Ara, a student of class VII, carries her pet goat around at the Shaheen Bagh camp. (Burhaan Kinu / HT PHOTO)

Ismat Ara, a student of class VII, carries her pet goat around at the Shaheen Bagh camp. (Burhaan Kinu / HT PHOTO)

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Mohammad Salimullah, one of the two Rohingya refugees who have petitioned the Supreme Court about the proposed deportation of the refugees from India, shows the Burmese currency notes which he had brought with him while fleeing his country in 2012. The Supreme Court of India has urged the petitioners to desist from making emotional arguments and personal attacks and to file documents, including international conventions. (Burhaan Kinu / HT PHOTO)

Mohammad Salimullah, one of the two Rohingya refugees who have petitioned the Supreme Court about the proposed deportation of the refugees from India, shows the Burmese currency notes which he had brought with him while fleeing his country in 2012. The Supreme Court of India has urged the petitioners to desist from making emotional arguments and personal attacks and to file documents, including international conventions. (Burhaan Kinu / HT PHOTO)

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Ashiqur Rehman says, ‘Most Rohingya in India have family members who are trapped in Myanmar. My mother and father died, while my sister and grandmother were left behind. I came here with my husband and in-laws.’ The governments decision to deport Rohingyas back to a place where they are persecuted has been met with criticism from humanitarians and international bodies across the world including the United Nations. (Burhaan Kinu / HT PHOTO)

Ashiqur Rehman says, ‘Most Rohingya in India have family members who are trapped in Myanmar. My mother and father died, while my sister and grandmother were left behind. I came here with my husband and in-laws.’ The governments decision to deport Rohingyas back to a place where they are persecuted has been met with criticism from humanitarians and international bodies across the world including the United Nations. (Burhaan Kinu / HT PHOTO)

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