Assam government asks MHA to deport detainees
The State Government has written to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) asking the latter to facilitate formal deportation of suspected Myanmarese nationals, currently lodged in the detention camps of Assam, through diplomatic channels.
The letter, written by the Home Department at Dispur, has also requested the MHA to pursue the matter with the Ministry of External Affairs so that the nationality of the Myanmarese nationals, caught in Assam from time to time, can be cross-checked after which the process could be started.
Sources stated that the MEA had already taken up the matter with its counterpart in the neighbouring country.
In the letter to the MHA, the Home Department had sent a list of 28 Myanmarese nationals, which also comprises Rohingya Muslims who had fled the neighbouring country fearing their lives. These also include women and children, official sources told this reporter. The women and children are mostly lodged in the Kokrajhar detention camp. Meanwhile, Assam Police sources told The Assam Tribune it has handed over the list of the Myanmarese nationals with their recorded antecedents to the Home Department. The 28 Myanmar nationals, who were lodged in the detention camps situated in Goalpara, Kokrajhar and Silchar after their arrest, are now being shifted to the new detention camp in Tezpur.
The State has six detention camps, including one each in Dibrugarh and Jorhat.
Source: Nagaland post