As per a complaint filed by HRC, Ms. Hashina Begam is reportedly picked up from the holding centre in Jammu at Kathuwa Sub-Jail by the Government authorities on 15 March 202. Her husband and three minor children are still living in the holding shelters in Jammu.
Manipur Human Rights Commission (MHRC) has put on hold an alleged plan for deportation of a Rohingya refugee after Human Rights Alert (HRA) has approached the commission seeking urgent intervention to stop the same.
According to complaint filed HRA Executive Director Babloo Loitongbam on March 21, HRA came to know from reliable sources that one Ms. Hashina Begam a Rohingya refugee staying in India is scheduled to be deported to the Myanmar on 22 March 2022 from Moreh in Tengnoupal District, Manipur. She was reportedly picked up from the holding centre in Jammu at Kathuwa Sub-Jail by the Government authorities on 15 March 202. Her husband and three minor children are still living in the holding shelters in Jammu.
Considering the political turmoil that is going on inside Myanmar, the persecution that the Rohingya community suffers from the authority as well as the fact that the lady is separated from her immediate family who are still in Jammu, it is highly unsafe for Hasina to be deported back to Myanmar at this point in time, it said.
Maintaining that the deportation violates not only the Principle of Non Refoulement enshrine in Article 14 of the Universal Deceleration of Human Rights but also the right to life which is a fundamental right guaranteed to all persons by Article 21 of the constitution of India, Babloo Loitongbam urged the Commission to make prompt intervention to stop it.
After examining the complaint petition and hearing complainant in person, MHRC Acting Chairperson Khaidem Mani observed that the complaint petition prima facie shows a violation of the right to life/ personal liberty guaranteed by the Constitution of India read with Article 14 of the Universal Declaration of Human Right and the doctrine of non-refoulment.
The commission registered the petition as MHRC Complaint Case under Section 12 of the PHR Act, 1993.
It asked the Special Secretary (Home) Government of Manipur, DGP Manipur and SP Tengnoupal District to put on hold the alleged plan for deportation if true, of the said Ms. Hashina Begam to Myanmar from Moreh, Tengnoupal District which is within the territorial jurisdiction of this Commission.
The commission fixed 24 March 2022 for respondents’ action taken report without fail for further necessary recommendation.