Supreme Court directs Centre to file 'comprehensive status report' on living conditions in Rohingya refugee camps

The Supreme Court, on Monday, directed the Centre to file a 'comprehensive status report' giving details of conditions in Rohingya refugee camps in various states.

PTI March 19, 2018 12:46:18 IST
Supreme Court directs Centre to file 'comprehensive status report' on living conditions in Rohingya refugee camps

New Delhi: The Supreme Court, on Monday, directed the Centre to file a "comprehensive status report" giving details of conditions in Rohingya refugee camps in various states.

A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud considered the submission of senior advocate Colin Gonsalves, which stated that conditions at the camps are unhygienic and "filthiest to say the least".

Supreme Court directs Centre to file comprehensive status report on living conditions in Rohingya refugee camps

File image of the Supreme Court. PTI

The senior lawyer, appearing for the petitioner Zaffar Ullah, said the Centre and states like Haryana, Rajasthan and Jammu and Kashmir should be asked to provide better hygienic facilities at these camps.

The plea alleged that poor and unhygienic conditions at these camps have led to several deaths recently.

The Rohingya, who fled to India after violence in Myanmar's western Rakhine state, are settled in Jammu, Hyderabad, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi-NCR and Rajasthan.

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