Moreh (Manipur) [India], Oct 4 (ANI): The Assam Police has handed over seven Rohingyas to Myanmar authorities here on Thursday following the completion of deportation formalities.Also Read - Ghar Wali Diwali: Amrapali Homebuyers to Get Possession of Their Flats on Nov 4 | Read Details

This comes after the Supreme Court refused to intervene in the Centre’s decision to deport them. The central government had told the apex court that Myanmar has accepted the Rohingyas as their citizens and has also agreed to take them back. Also Read - '100 Protesters in Rally And Only 23 Eyewitnesses?' SC Raps UP Govt Over Farmers' Killing in Lakhimpur

The seven Rohingyas were lodged at Silchar Detention centre in Assam since 2012 for illegally entering the country. Also Read - NEET-PG Counselling 2021: Supreme Court Tells Centre to Put NEET-PG Counselling on Hold Until Decision on OBC, EWS Quota

The main case, which is still pending before the apex court, was filed by two Rohingya immigrants– Mohammad Salimullah and Mohammad Shaqir. In their petition, the two have claimed that they took refuge in India after escaping from Myanmar due to widespread discrimination, violence, and bloodshed against the community.(ANI)

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