The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Centre to complete fencing work along the Indo-Bangla border within three months to check cross-border influx of illegal Bangladesh nationals into Assam and streamline the process to deport them back.
Drawing flak from BJP over the Burdwan blast and the alleged involvement of a Bangladesh-based terror group, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today accused the Centre of being lax in manning international borders.
Arunachal Pradesh will soon request the Union Ministry of Home Affairs to construct a "Hinterland Highway" to arrest migration of people from border areas near the Line of Actual Control to urban centres.
Hundreds of people forced their way through razor-wire barriers into Spain`s North African enclave of Melilla on Wednesday, highlighting increasing pressure on a rare land-based route into Europe for illegal migrants.
BJP President Rajnath Singh on Sunday said people who came from Bangladesh after 1971 and settled in Assam or elsewhere in the country should be treated as illegal migrants and necessary action be taken against them.
Eleven men, including Pakistani and Afghan nationals, were shot dead by unidentified gunmen in the restive Balochistan province when they were trying to cross to Iran as illegal migrants, officials said.
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Saturday launched a scathing attack on the Asom Gana Parishad and the Bharatiya Janata Party, accusing them of raking up the illegal Bangladeshi migrants` issue for political advantage.