Myanmar refused to accept a 14-year-old Rohingya girl when she was taken to the international border in Manipur by a team of the Assam Police for deportation.
The girl was taken from Silchar in Assam to the international check-gate at Moreh in Manipur on Thursday for deportation.
However, immigration officials of Myanmar refused to accept her, stating that the check-gate is shut for the last one year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Further, the Myanmar officials told the Indian authorities that the situation in their country is also not appropriate for any kind of deportation, police said.
The police team returned to Silchar with the girl, and handed her back to the shelter home where she has been living.
The girl was found at a house in the Rongpur area of Silchar in the Cachar district two years back in an unconscious state under mysterious circumstances.
It was later found that her parents were in a refugee camp at Cox Bazar in Bangladesh.
As she was a minor, she was not sent to a detention centre and instead provided shelter at Ujjala Ashroy Center at first and thereafter a home run by the Nibedita Nari Sangstha, police said.