The Need for a Separate Refugee Law in India

  • Saamragyi Gupta
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  • Saamragyi Gupta

    Student at O.P. Jindal Global University, India

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The refugee issue has been prevailing in India for a very long time as people seeking protection view it as an attractive destination because of it being a stable democracy. Even though this issue has been around for a while, there have been few attempts to create a special law for refugees that would set them apart from other foreigners who visit India for tourism or to look for employment. This article sheds light on the consequences of a separate refugee law that will impact both citizens and refugees as well as a critique of the present Indian law. The article contains case laws, and a special focus is made on the Rohingya issue to bring to light the severe conditions and an urgent need for better-structured refugee law. Before discussing India's case-by-case approach and criticizing it, specific tests under international law that determine whether a person is a refugee are also highlighted.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 4, Page 2209 - 2216


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