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Last year, after a high-powered panel was formed by the Supreme Court to depopulate prisons in view the pandemic, the Jammu and Kashmir prison authorities had released 20 inmates on special parole. (Representative Photo/HT)
Last year, after a high-powered panel was formed by the Supreme Court to depopulate prisons in view the pandemic, the Jammu and Kashmir prison authorities had released 20 inmates on special parole. (Representative Photo/HT)

Of 4,500 inmates in J&K jails, 23 have tested positive

PUBLISHED ON MAY 14, 2021 12:51 AM IST
In the Hiranagar sub-jail, which is holding centre for illegal Rohingya immigrants, all 221 inmates have tested negative
Rahima kato, a Rohingya woman displays identity cards of her family members issued by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) at their makeshift camp on the outskirts of Jammu, March 9,2021 (AP)
Rahima kato, a Rohingya woman displays identity cards of her family members issued by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) at their makeshift camp on the outskirts of Jammu, March 9,2021 (AP)

Examining the Supreme Court’s approach to Rohingya deportation

By Jay Manoj Sanklecha
PUBLISHED ON APR 13, 2021 08:08 PM IST
Under the non-refoulement rule, states are prohibited from expelling or returning refugees, asylum-seekers, or other persons within their effective jurisdiction to any country where there exist substantial grounds for believing that they would be subjected to torture or arbitrary deprivation of life.
“No one country can solve the problems of climate crisis,” John Kerry said.(AFP)
“No one country can solve the problems of climate crisis,” John Kerry said.(AFP)

US envoy John Kerry discusses climate challenges in Bangladesh

PTI | , Dhaka
PUBLISHED ON APR 09, 2021 04:54 PM IST
John Kerry arrived in Bangladesh's capital, Dhaka, to hear what the South Asia delta nation has done to cope with weather extremes and rising sea levels ahead of a virtual summit on climate change that Biden is hosting this month.
Members of Hindu Sena, a right wing Hindu group, hold placards as they shout slogans during a protest demanding deportation of Rohingya refugees from India, in New Delhi, in 2017. (REUTERS)
Members of Hindu Sena, a right wing Hindu group, hold placards as they shout slogans during a protest demanding deportation of Rohingya refugees from India, in New Delhi, in 2017. (REUTERS)

Former J&K deputy CM Kavinder Gupta welcomes Rohingya verdict

UPDATED ON APR 09, 2021 09:50 AM IST
Time for their deportation, probe how they managed Aadhaar cards, ration cards in erstwhile J&K state, says Kavinder Gupta
Kashmir IG had asked media in a statement not to interfere in professional and bonafide duty of police and security forces at the encounter sites. (Representational Photo/ANI)
Kashmir IG had asked media in a statement not to interfere in professional and bonafide duty of police and security forces at the encounter sites. (Representational Photo/ANI)

News updates from HT: 5 terrorists gunned down in two separate encounters in J&K

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 09, 2021 09:01 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
India has previously deported Rohingya refugees.(Reuters file photo)
India has previously deported Rohingya refugees.(Reuters file photo)

‘Follow due procedure’: Supreme Court rejects plea to stall Rohingya deportation

By Utkarsh Anand, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 09, 2021 05:54 AM IST
There are close to 7,000 Rohingya refugees in Jammu & Kashmir, numbers that have increased since the late 2000s when they first arrived in the region after escaping from Myanmar, where they were facing religious persecution.
Supreme Court. (HT Archive)
Supreme Court. (HT Archive)

SC rejects plea to stall deportation of Rohingyas from Jammu

PUBLISHED ON APR 08, 2021 03:22 PM IST
The government called the Rohingya “absolutely illegal immigrants” who posed “serious threats to national security” and also contended that the right to settle in India could not be asserted by illegal immigrants under the garb of the Constitution’s Article 21
Supreme Court. (File photo)
Supreme Court. (File photo)

SC order today on stalling deportation of Rohingyas from Jammu

PUBLISHED ON APR 08, 2021 08:51 AM IST
The plea by Mohammad Salimullah has sought an urgent intervention by the apex court since those detained in Jammu could at any time be deported to Myanmar from where they fled because of persecution
The Centre had opposed the plea saying that the country cannot be the “capital” for illegal immigrants.(HT file photo)
The Centre had opposed the plea saying that the country cannot be the “capital” for illegal immigrants.(HT file photo)

Supreme Court order on release of Rohingyas detained in Jammu on Thursday

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 07, 2021 10:34 PM IST
A bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde and Justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian will pronounce its order on the interim plea moved by a Rohingya refugee Mohd Salimullah in the pending matter.
Haryana home minister Anil Vij.
Haryana home minister Anil Vij.

Interview: Illegal intrusions in state not acceptable, says Anil Vij

By Ramesh Vinayak and Hitender Rao
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2021 11:19 AM IST
Haryana home minister says there are about 1,500 Rohingya Muslim migrants putting up in Nuh who are being financially supported by Delhi-based NGOs
Tens of thousands of Rohingya, who are largely denied citizenship in their home country Myanmar, have lived in India for years. (AP File Photo )
Tens of thousands of Rohingya, who are largely denied citizenship in their home country Myanmar, have lived in India for years. (AP File Photo )

Centre halts deportation of 16-year-old Rohingya girl to Myanmar

Reuters | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 02, 2021 11:13 PM IST
The girl and her family were among the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who fled a Myanmar military-led crackdown in 2017.
Several Myanmar nationals of Rohingya origin have been arrested over the past few years in different parts of India for crossing over to the country illegaly, even as they were fleeing persecution.(AFP file photo)
Several Myanmar nationals of Rohingya origin have been arrested over the past few years in different parts of India for crossing over to the country illegaly, even as they were fleeing persecution.(AFP file photo)

Assam tries to deport Rohingya girl, Myanmar refuses to accept

PTI | , Silchar
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2021 05:02 PM IST
However, immigration officials of Myanmar refused to accept her, stating that the check-gate is shut for the last one year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Several Myanmar nationals who illegally entered Indian territory were arrested in the last few years. During lockdown last year, a group of Rohingyas were arrested near the Assam-Manipur border in Cachar district. (Image used for representation). (AFP PHOTO.)
Several Myanmar nationals who illegally entered Indian territory were arrested in the last few years. During lockdown last year, a group of Rohingyas were arrested near the Assam-Manipur border in Cachar district. (Image used for representation). (AFP PHOTO.)

Assam tries to deport 14-yr-old Rohingya girl; Myanmar doesn’t open border gate

By Biswa Kalyan Purkayastha
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2021 10:39 PM IST
The minor girl belongs to Myanmar’s Rohingya community and is believed to be a victim of human trafficking. She had earlier written to India’s Ministry of External Affairs and requested to be sent back to her country. Her parents are reportedly staying in a refugee camp in Bangladesh.
Police denied any planned campaign or drive against the community.(ANI | Representational image)
Police denied any planned campaign or drive against the community.(ANI | Representational image)

Four Rohingya refugees from Kalindi Kunj camp detained for not having documents

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2021 04:09 AM IST
Rohingya leaders alleged a concerted drive against them, citing a similar incident earlier in March when about a dozen refugees were detained for not having papers.
Satkhira: Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits the Jeshoreshwari Kali Temple, in Satkhira, Bangladesh, Saturday, March 27, 2021. (PTI)
Satkhira: Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits the Jeshoreshwari Kali Temple, in Satkhira, Bangladesh, Saturday, March 27, 2021. (PTI)

The Taste by Vir Sanghvi: Seven things we forget about the Bangladesh crisis

By Vir Sanghvi, Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2021 05:16 PM IST
In this week's The Taste, Vir Sanghvi writes, "Narendra Modi may well have participated in a satyagraha. India was united across party lines in that era."
HT Image
HT Image

Cannot be capital of illegal immigrants: Centre on plea seeks to stall Rohingya deportation

PUBLISHED ON MAR 26, 2021 11:50 PM IST
New Delhi: India cannot become “the international capital of illegal immigrants”, the Union government on Friday said in the Supreme Court while opposing a plea the seeks the release of at least 150 Rohingya refugees detained in a Jammu sub-jail and the stalling of their deportation
The Supreme Court. (REUTERS)
The Supreme Court. (REUTERS)

India can’t become capital of illegal migrants: Govt on Rohingyas’ deportation

UPDATED ON MAR 26, 2021 06:14 PM IST
In an affidavit, the Centre called Rohingyas “absolutely illegal migrants” who posed “serious threats to the national security” as a Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde-led bench reserved its order on the plea
The Supreme Court is hearing petitions challenging the Centre's decision to deport illegal Rohingya Muslim immigrants to Myanmar.(HT File Photo)
The Supreme Court is hearing petitions challenging the Centre's decision to deport illegal Rohingya Muslim immigrants to Myanmar.(HT File Photo)

Supreme Court to hear petition seeking to stop deportation of Rohingya refugees

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2021 08:27 AM IST
The intervention application has been filed by Mohammad Salimullah, a Rohingya refugee, through advocate Prashant Bhushan.
A Rohingya refugee boy sits on a stack of burned material after a massive fire broke out and destroyed thousands of shelters in a Rohingya refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.(Reuters)
A Rohingya refugee boy sits on a stack of burned material after a massive fire broke out and destroyed thousands of shelters in a Rohingya refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.(Reuters)

Aid workers struggle to reunite Rohingya children separated by deadly fire

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 24, 2021 03:16 PM IST
The blaze tore through the cramped camp in southeast Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar district on Monday, killing 15 people with hundreds missing, the United Nations said. Bangladesh said at least 11 people were killed.
A major fire broke out at the Rohingya camp at Kanchan Kunj near Kalindi Kunj, in New Delhi.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)
A major fire broke out at the Rohingya camp at Kanchan Kunj near Kalindi Kunj, in New Delhi.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)

15 dead, 400 missing in Rohingya camp blaze in Bangladesh: UN

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 23, 2021 03:44 PM IST
  • "What we have seen in this fire is something we have never seen before in these camps. It is massive. It is devastating," Johannes van der Klaauw, the UN Refugee Agency's representative in Bangladesh, told reporters in Geneva via video-link from Dhaka.
Police have so far confirmed only two deaths after recovering the bodies. Rohingya witnesses, however, said several people had died in the blaze that has left tens of thousands with no shelter. (Representative Image)(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)
Police have so far confirmed only two deaths after recovering the bodies. Rohingya witnesses, however, said several people had died in the blaze that has left tens of thousands with no shelter. (Representative Image)(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)

Bangladesh officials probe fire at Rohingya camp that killed several people

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 23, 2021 11:24 AM IST
The fire ripped through the Balukhali camp near the southeastern town of Cox's Bazar late on Monday, burning through hundreds of homes as people raced to recover their meagre possessions.
Rohingya refugees watch smoke rising following a fire at the Rohingya refugee camp in Balukhali, southern Bangladesh, Monday, March 22, 2021. The fire destroyed hundreds of shelters and left thousands homeless, officials and witnesses said. (AP Photo/ Shafiqur Rahman)(AP)
Rohingya refugees watch smoke rising following a fire at the Rohingya refugee camp in Balukhali, southern Bangladesh, Monday, March 22, 2021. The fire destroyed hundreds of shelters and left thousands homeless, officials and witnesses said. (AP Photo/ Shafiqur Rahman)(AP)

Fire guts Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh, hundreds of shelters destroyed

AP |
UPDATED ON MAR 22, 2021 07:24 PM IST
Louise Donovan, a spokeswoman for the U.N. refugee agency, said in an email that fire services, rescue and response teams and volunteers were at the scene.
Haryana home minister Anil Vij had said on the eve of the budget session that the state government planned to introduce the Bill to curb love jihad, a term he coined to refer to forced conversions for marriage. (HT file photo)
Haryana home minister Anil Vij had said on the eve of the budget session that the state government planned to introduce the Bill to curb love jihad, a term he coined to refer to forced conversions for marriage. (HT file photo)

'India not a dharamshala': Haryana minister says collecting info about Rohingyas

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2021 06:13 PM IST
Several news reports claimed that Rohingyas have been taking shelter in the Nuh village of Haryana's Mewat district.
Supreme Court. (HT archive)
Supreme Court. (HT archive)

SC to hear on March 25 plea to stop deportation of Rohingya refugees

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sameer
UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2021 12:41 PM IST
Advocate Prashant Bhushan requested an urgent hearing of the plea on behalf of a Rohingya, Mohammad Salimullah. Bhushan said an urgent intervention was required since those detained in Jammu could be deported anytime to Myanmar, where they fled from fearing persecution
Bangladesh says the relocation is voluntary, but some of a first group to be moved spoke of being coerced. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain/File Photo(REUTERS)
Bangladesh says the relocation is voluntary, but some of a first group to be moved spoke of being coerced. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain/File Photo(REUTERS)

UN delegation to visit remote Bangladesh island since Rohingya moved

Reuters | , Dhaka
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2021 12:14 PM IST
  • The United Nations earlier said it had not been allowed to conduct a technical and safety assessment of the island and was not involved in the transfer of refugees there.
A view of the Supreme Court. (HT Archive)
A view of the Supreme Court. (HT Archive)

Plea filed in SC seeks release of Rohingyas detained in Jammu jail

By Abraham Thomas
PUBLISHED ON MAR 11, 2021 04:55 PM IST
According to the application, nearly 150 to 170 Rohingya refugees in Jammu were detained in a sub-jail on or around March 7 after verification by their embassy, and face the threat of being deported
Anti-coup protesters stand behind a line of makeshift shields marked with a three-fingered salute and defaced image of Commander in chief, Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing as they gather to protest in Yangon, Myanmar(AP)
Anti-coup protesters stand behind a line of makeshift shields marked with a three-fingered salute and defaced image of Commander in chief, Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing as they gather to protest in Yangon, Myanmar(AP)

Myanmar's military junta removes Rakhine rebels from list of terrorist groups

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 11, 2021 10:55 AM IST
The move comes at a time the army is struggling to contain daily protests against its Feb. 1 coup in which elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi was overthrown.
In this Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020 file photo Rohingya refugees board a naval ship to be transported to an isolated island in the Bay of Bengal, in Chittagong, Bangladesh.(AP Photo)
In this Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020 file photo Rohingya refugees board a naval ship to be transported to an isolated island in the Bay of Bengal, in Chittagong, Bangladesh.(AP Photo)

Bangladesh claims it was successful in protecting Rohingyas from Covid-19

ANI | , Dhaka
PUBLISHED ON MAR 10, 2021 02:37 PM IST
On Tuesday, the Inter-Sector Coordination Group (ICSG), which coordinates the UN's humanitarian activities, INGOs and NGOs lauded Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina-led government for successfully handling the Covid-19 situation in Rohingya camps.
Rohingya refugees stand outside their makeshift camp on the outskirts of Jammu,(AP Photo)
Rohingya refugees stand outside their makeshift camp on the outskirts of Jammu,(AP Photo)

18 more Rohingyas detained; count at Kathua holding centre reaches 197

PUBLISHED ON MAR 10, 2021 10:34 AM IST
  • The detained Rohingyas include 100 women and 97 men, all above the age of 18 years.
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