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Detention of Rohingyas illegal: Telangana HC

Rohingyas outside their makeshift tent. [File Photo]

Hyderabad: To ‘detain or confine’ Rohingyas at Cherlapally prison is ‘illegal’ for the state government, the Telangana High Court stated on Thursday.

The high court bench, composed of Justices Shameem Akhter and E.V. Venugopal, granted all five writ petitions submitted by the Rohingya residents of Hyderabad’s Hafeez Baba Nagar on Thursday, Siasat reported.

The report quoting the Bench said that Section 3(2)g of the Foreigners Act of 1946 prohibits the state from imprisoning Rohingyas.

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