Bhumidhar Burman, the revenue minister of Assam in 2009 had informed the state Assembly that two detention camps would be set up to house illegal immigrants. It is clear that the detention centres had come up in 2008-09 under the Tarun Gogoi government.
In Assam alone, 70,000 persons, who were declared as illegal immigrants, have vanished. They were to be deported, but they have blended with the rest of the population in the country and remain untraceable.
Before the Supreme Court, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta had submitted that several illegal immigrants had blended with the local population both in Assam and other parts of the country.
New Delhi, Dec 16: The National Investigation Agency has booked an activist in Assam for alleged links with the naxalites.
A case was registered against Akhil Gogoi, whose Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti has been in the forefront of the agitation against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act. Gogoi was arrested for alleged links with naxalites last week at Johrat.
New Delhi, Dec 16: The passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill has witnessed protests in several parts of the country, especially in the North Eastern states. There was violence for a few days, before it died down.
New Delhi, Nov 29: The Centre has extended the ban on the ULFA and its other factions, wings and fronts for a period of five years.
The notification states that ULFA has indulged in various illegal and violent activities with an intent of disrupting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of India in furtherance of its objective of liberating Assam and aligned itself with other unlawful associations of North Eastern Region to secede Assam from India.
New Delhi, Nov 20: Union Home Minister, Amit Shah said that the National Register of Citizens (NRC) would be carried out across the country on the lines of Assam. He said that there is no need for people of any religion to be worried about it.
The NRC does not have any provision that says certain religions will be excluded and all citizens of India irrespective of religion will figure in the NRC list, Shah also said while also stating that this is different from the Citizenship Amendment Bill.
New Delhi, July 19: India cannot be the refugee capital of the world, the Centre has told the Supreme Court. The Centre requested the court to allow the sample re-verification to the extent of 20 per cent.
The Centre said that lakhs of people have been wrongly included into the final draft of the NRC, especially in those districts bordering Bangladesh. This has happened due to complicity with local officers.
New Delhi, May 17: It was on expected lines that there was a major furore when it was decided to undertake an NRC in Assam. While there was a clear division among the political class, agency officials however say that the exercise should be conducted in every state to rid India of the problems that the illegal immigrants are causing.
Data suggests that dates back to 2001 suggested that there were 12 million such persons living in 17 states. While Assam accounted for 50 lakh such persons, in the case of West Bengal the number stood at 57 lakh.
New Delhi, Nov 26: It has been ten years since India witnessed one of the worst terrorists attacks. The ten terrorists of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba landed in Mumbai by sea, following which they struck at numerous targets, which ended up in the loss of over 150 lives.
New Delhi, Oct 15: A delegation of students have demanded that the Assam like update of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) be undertaken in all the other north eastern states as well.
New Delhi, Sep 29: The National Investigation Agency will take over the probe following the arrest of a Hizbul Mujahideen operative in Uttar Pradesh. It may be recalled that the UP police had arrested Qamar-uz-Zaman alias Kamruddin in Kanpur and seven of his associates in Assam this month.