The Supreme Court on Friday stayed the deportation of two Sudanese nationals but asserted that “magnanimity and generosity” shown by India should not be taken for granted.
A bench of Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud said foreign nationals cannot be treated with the same generosity if they disrespect the law of the land.
Amir Ahmed Khmes and his brother were allowed to study in a college in Bengaluru after they sought refugee status. However, the brothers left Bengaluru without informing the authorities and landed in Delhi. One of them went to Sudan for three months and returned, in breach of their undertaking to the government. Subsequently, the duo was lodged in a detention centre for deportation to Sudan.