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Rohingya refugees: No toilets, electricity or drinking water

Rohingya refugees: No toilets, electricity or drinking water
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Union Government and the dispensations of Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir and Delhi to file a 'comprehensive status report' within two weeks, giving details on the conditions of the camps in which Rohingya Muslim refugees are residing at present.
The PIL, filed by one Jaffar Ullah, is pending since 2013 in the apex court and separate from a Public Interest Litigation of Mohammed Sallimullah, represented by senior counsel Prashant Bhushan.
Colin Gonsalves, another august Supreme Court lawyer, appeared for Jaffar Ullah.
He filed a detailed status report with respect to the miserable living conditions in which these illegal Rohingya refugees are eking out an existence.
A bench, of Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, heard Jaffar Ullah's plea.
There are two camps in Delhi, 10 in Jammu and more than one in Mewat, where these Rohingya refugees are living, Gonsalves said.
Highlighting the plight of the Rohingya refugees, Gonsalves said these camps do not have toilets, electricity and drinking water.

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