Skip to contentSkip to navigation

Centre compounds vital issues!

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has accused the home ministry of compounding the vexed foreigners' problem by amending the Passport (Entry into India) Rules, 1950 and Foreigners' Order 1948 in a haste. 

In a statement issued on Saturday, Gogoi said that the Centre has amended the Passport (Entry into India) Rules, 1950 and the Foreigners’ Order 1948 through a notification on September 7, 2015 by exempting persons belonging to minority community in Bangladesh or Pakistan who have been compelled to seek shelter in India due to religious persecution or fear of religious persecution and entered into India on or before December 31, 2014, it did not mention specifically about their acquiring Indian citizenship.

Gogoi observed that the notification did not address vital issues concerning foreigners who entered the country before Dec 31, 2014 and have been detected as foreigners by the Foreigners’ Tribunals and lodged in detention centres or absconding.

 

Author info

AT News's picture

Assam Times Staff

Add new comment

Republish

Republish this content

Random Stories

Assam: Flood situation remains grave

14 Aug 2009 - 4:45am | editor
There isa no let up in the over all flood situation in Assam where surface communication still remains disrupted in the worst hit Lakhimpur and Dhemaji district. The situation took a grim turn on...

Uneasy calm in Dhola

10 Jan 2018 - 4:30pm | AT News
MONGOLDOI: An uneasy situation grips in Dhola near Darrang when an irate mob clashed with police alleging the death of a local worker in police custody. The incident took place on Tuesday when...

Ravaging fire in Goalpara

13 Sep 2015 - 7:00am | AT News
Properties worth one crore were reduced to ashes when at least ten shops caught fire in Goalpara district on Saturday.The incident took place at Balapara area where the fire originated at a shop and...