Is India legally bound to provide shelter to Rohingya refugees?
Since 2012, when allegedly two Rohingya men raped a Buddhist woman in Rakhine and murdered, the violence against them has increased. Since then, many from the community have fled to Bangladesh and India with stories of indiscriminate killings and mass rape, and of villages burned to the ground and unrelenting persecution, while others have formed armed extremist groups.
The government of India announced to deport Rohingya refugees stating them to be serious security threat to India and their stay would exhaust natural resources meant for Indians leading to social tension and law and order problems. It asked the court to desist from interfering. In response, the court said it will soon take up the question of whether it has jurisdiction over the matter.