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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.

 

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