The Bangladeshi infiltrated the NE clandestinely: MHA

GUWAHATI: Weeks before the general registrar of India publishes the first updated version of the 68-year-old National Citizens' Registry which aims to identify illegal non-national settlers, the Ministry of Internal Affairs informed the Lok Sabha that the Bangladesh's illegal migrants continue to enter the northeast in a clandestine and surreptitious manner.

In an answer to a question about whether there has been a large-scale infiltration from Bangladesh in the northeastern states, the ministry stated: Border surveillance forces conduct regular patrols, put nakas and establish observation posts and conduct exercises against tunnels to stop illegal infiltration. However, some illegal immigrants may enter clandestinely and surreptitiously, mainly because of the difficult river terrain on parts of the long international borders with Bangladesh.

The ministry added: There is no precise central data on the exact number of such illegal immigrants and any demographic changes in the northeastern states.

According to the constitutional scheme, India, as a sovereign nation, has the first and main duty and constitutional obligation to its citizens to ensure that the demographic and social structure of the country is not modified to its detriment and that the resources of the nation are used to They fulfill the fundamental rights of Indian citizens and are not diverted to the detriment of the citizens of India due to the influx of illegal immigrants into the territory of India, the MHA said.

The ministry said the center has adopted a multi-pronged approach to ensure effective surveillance and domination of international borders to control the infiltration of illegal immigrants. These include physical infrastructure such as border fences, lighting of projectors, construction of border roads and the establishment of border posts has been created.

Vulnerable border posts are periodically revised and strengthened through the deployment of additional personnel, special surveillance equipment and other force multipliers, and the technological solution in the form of an Integrated Integrated Border Management System (CIBMS) has been implemented in some vulnerable border areas, He said.

The ministry has issued instructions for state governments to advise them to ensure that no Aadhaar card is issued to illegal migrants. State governments have been advised to cancel other identification documents at the state level that fraudulently obtained illegal migrants, such as the voter's card, driver's license, ration card, etc. and initiate deportation proceedings according to the provisions of the law. It was also recommended to states/UTs to share with UIDAI the details of illegal immigrants who mistakenly obtained the Aadhaar Cards for appropriate legal action, the ministry said in a statement presented at Lok Sabha.

He said that to deal with such illegal immigrants, the powers of the Central Government under Section 3 of the Foreigners Act, 1946 to detect, detain and deport illegal alien citizens and the powers under Section 5 of the Passport Law (entry to India), 1920 to eliminate an illegal alien by force has entrusted Article 258 (1) of the Constitution of India to all state governments.