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SC Directs Centre & Assam Government To File Status Report On Release Of Bangladeshi Migrants From 6 Detention Centers

Lawstreet Journal 15 Feb 2020 1:32pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary SC Directs Centre & Assam Government To File Status Report On Release Of Bangladeshi Migrants From 6 Detention Centers

The Supreme Court on Friday, 14th February 2020, directed the Centre Government and the Assam government to file a fresh report with regard to the status of release of Bangladeshi migrants in around 6 detention centres after they have been denoted as foreigners by the Foreigners' Tribunals as per its earlier order.

A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde which was also apprised by advocate Prashant Bhushan that over 300 people were in detention for over three years, while more than 700 had been detained for over one year.

The apex court posted the matter for hearing in the third week of March after Solicitor General Tushar Mehta demanded time.

It was ordered by the Apex Court in May 2019 to release all the illegal foreigners in Assam who have completed more than three years in detention after they provide their biometric details to be kept in a secured database.

It had also directed them to furnish a bond of Rs 1 lakh with two Indian sureties and give details of address of stay after release.

Using the statistics given by the Ministry of Home Affairs in Lok Sabha in July 2019,”in response to a question by Congress MP Dr Shashi Tharoor, it has been informed that "there are 1133 persons held in 6 detention centres across the State of Assam. While 769 persons have been in detention for more than one year, 335 persons have been held in detention for more than three years. Besides this, 63959 persons have been declared foreigners through… Continue Reading...

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