Assam: 52 Bangladeshi nationals have been deported from Assam with “travel permits” issued for the first time by the neighbouring country. They crossed the India-Bangladesh border at Mankachar on 29 July in western Assam located 200 kilometre south-east.
On Sunday, Section 144 of the Cr.PC was imposed in seven ‘sensitive’ districts, restricting the movement of people in groups of more than four.The issue of ‘travel permits’ to the group assumes importance since Bangladesh has never accepted that its citizens have been migrating to India.
As per reports, the 52 deported people were all ‘convicted foreigners’. The NRC data had listed foreigners after they had failed the citizenship test and termed so by the Foreigners’ Tribunal. Many such declared foreigners have been kept in six detention camps across the state.
The superintendent of police in the South Salamar mankachar region have stated that all the 52 persons had entered the Indian side illegally and had been arrested over a period time from across different regions in the state. Informing that Dhaka had deputed an officer of its external affairs ministry to complete the process of deportation, security sources said that most of them were waiting for diplomatic clearance to return back to their country