Assam govt admits presence of illegal migrants
Guwahati: The Assam government on Thursday admitted the presence of over 20,000 illegal migrants who were identified, but could not be deported because of legal norms.
Replying to a question by the opposition in the assembly, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the the process of deportation was on and a bill would be placed to regulate it.
Most of the migrants would be deported to their country, the minister said.
On the rescheduling of status of the Koch Raj Bonghsi schedule tribe community, the minister said an all party delegation would be sent to New Delhi soon to address their long-standing demand for ST status.
The minister also announced that an extradition treaty would be soon drafted to ensure that illegal migrants did not enter the state.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Bangladesh scraps China-proposed deep sea port, India offers help to develop another
- Deepika Padukone reads letter written by father – Watch - You will be moved to tears
- 'Road Romeo' beaten up by brave girl in Allahabad: Watch
- Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma announce their break-up officially: Report
- Safa Baig: What you need to know about Irfan Pathan's lady love