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Bengal child protection body moves SC over Rohingyas' deportation

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  21 Sep 2017 12:00 AM GMT

Kolkata, Sept 20: The West Bengal Commission for Protection of Child Rights (WBCPCR) which has strongly opposed the Central government’s stand on the deportation of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar, on Wednesday said it has moved the Supreme Court over the issue. The Commission has refused to send back refugee children to the neighbouring country, branding the policy as “inhuman” and “anti-human”. “We have moved the Supreme Court. There is no question of sending the children back,” WBCPCR Chairperson Anya Chakraborti told IANS. In a release the Commission stated: “In this situation deporting the Rohingya children and their mothers staying in different shelter homes and correctiol homes of Bengal means to throw them into the jaws of death.” Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday asserted that all Rohingyas are not terrorists even as the Central government stuck to its stand of deporting the embattled community and said some of them were linked to Pakistani terrorist groups. (IANS)

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