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199 foreigners deported: Minister
Published on 13 Jul. 2010 10:52 PM IST
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Close to 15,000 foreigners have been detected in Assam since January, 2001, though only 199 have been deported till date, Dr Bhumidhar Barman, Minister for Implementation of Assam Accord, said here today.
In reply to separate written questions in the Assembly, Dr Barman informed that 14,856 people had been identified as foreigners since January one, 2001, to May 31, 2010. Out of these, 2,643 were identified under the now-scrapped Illegal Migrants (Determination by Tribunal) Act and 12,213 under the Foreigners Act, he added.
He said out of the 14,856 detected foreigners, 199 have been deported till May 31, 2010.
Moreover, of the total 36 foreigners’ detection tribunal, 32 were operational, with Tinsukia, Hailakandi, Tezpur third and Managaldai third tribunals non-functional at present, he informed. The tribunals have disposed of 83,863 cases till February, 2010, and another 2,89,690 cases lying pending, reported UNI.
The Minister further informed that three designated camps had been set up in Goalpara, Kokrajhar and Silchar to keep detected foreigners till they were deported. The Goalpara camp has 57 people awaiting deportation, while the Kokrajhar camp has 16 and Silchar camp has one person.

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