"Rohingya muslims are not basically from India".
Further referring to the Sri Lankan refugees staying in Tamil Nadu, Owaisi said that they were allowed to stay in India even after being accused of spreading terrorism.
Mr Kunal said that human rights bodies had also condemned Myanmarese government on several occasions for persecution of Rohingya Muslims in the country.
The Rohingya immigrants, who fled to India after violence in the western Rakhine state of Myanmar, have landed in Jammu, Hyderabad, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi-NCR and Rajasthan.
The government contended that the policy decision to expel Rohingya refugees from India is based on objective factors and it should not be tinkered with by the Supreme Court in its PIL jurisdiction.
US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Patrick Murphy will voice Washington's concerns about the Rohingya and press for greater access to the conflict area for humanitarian workers, the State Department said. The affidavit filed by the Union home ministry also stated that providing facilities and privileges to illegal immigrants would have adverse impact upon Indian citizens as it would deprive them of their legitimate share in the various sectors.
Meanwhile in Kolkata, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee today expressed concern over the plight of Rohingya Muslims and supported the United Nations appeal to help them.
In an alleged copy of the affidavit from the Indian Home Ministry leaked on Thursday, the Rohingya Muslims are called a "serious threat to national security" who must be deported in the interest of the nation. The Supreme Court has fixed 18 Sep as the date for the hearing of the plea and the Home Minister said it will file the affidavit on 18 Sep. "We are a human rights body and if these persons (Rohingyas) are deported back to their country, we see it as a violation of human rights", NHRC chairperson and former Chief Justice of India Justice H L Dattu said. "This is wrong. Under which law, can the Centre send all the Rohingya refugees back?" he added. "Therefore, it is essential to identify them and keep a watch on their activities for preventing any untoward incident that can take place".
China has endorsed the crackdown on the persecuted Rohingyas by security forces in Myanmar.