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Countries across the region fear they will feel the fallout from the crisis. In an affidavit filed in the apex court registry, the NDA government said the fundamental right to reside and settle in any part of the country is available to citizens only and illegal refugees can not invoke the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court to enforce the right.

The centre said that it has inputs from intelligence agencies about links of some Rohingya Muslims with Pakistan's ISI and Global terror networks such as the Islamic State.

The plea filed by the two Rohingya immigrants, Mohammad Salimullah and Mohammad Shaqir, who are registered refugees under the United Nations High Commission of Refugees (UNHCR), earlier stated that "this act (deportation) would be in contradiction with the Principle of Non-Refoulement, which has been widely recognized as a principle of Customary International Law".

As the Myanmar government does not recognise the Rohingyas as its citizens, in general, it will be hard for India to deport them. The immigrants also challenged their deportation on grounds of violation of worldwide human rights conventions.

"India should not be behaving like the abusive Myanmar government", said HRW's South Asia director Meenakshi Ganguly.

President Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday said that the Centre has no legal leg to stand on over the Rohingya refugees' issue in view of the Supreme Court ruling that refugees are entitled to fundamental rights under the Constitution.

Reports also suggest that both terror groups have recruited new cadres from the Rohingya youth in Rakhine and refugee camps in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazaar. The U.N. has said the army action could amount to ethnic cleansing.

The Centre also said the plan to deport Rohingya refugees was a policy decision and the court should desist from interfering in the matter.

"We are still allowed to issue (visas on arrival) to diplomats, monks and nuns, but for tourists we have stopped giving arrival visas", she said.

He said that India had sent a large quantity of relief material to Bangladesh but claimed that even Bangladesh had security concerns regarding Rohingyas.

The hearing will continue next month.

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