Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections
2. Supreme Court’s recent ruling on disposing of an application seeking the release of Rohingya refugees ignores India’s commitments to international law. Examine. (250 words)
Reference: Indian Express
Why the question:
Despite the detained refugees having United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) refugee cards, over 170 Rohingya refugees were detained in Jammu after a biometric verification drive.
Key Demand of the question:
Examine in what way Supreme Court’s recent ruling on disposing of an application seeking the release of Rohingya refugees ignores India’s commitments to international law.
Examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we must look into the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications.
Structure of the answer:
Start with brief background of the question.
Discuss the concerns of India’s treatment of Rohingyas as refugees.
Absence of domestic legislation: While the difference between illegal migrants and refugees is not clear due to the absence of legislation, despite that, India in the past has allowed for a differentiated.
Bias against: Rohingyas is even excluded from the purview of the Citizenship Amendment Act despite their fleeing described as a ‘textbook example of ethnic cleansing. Explain the lack of judicial consciousness.
Conclude with way forward.