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Bangladeshi migrants: SC to hear PIL on April 3

Written by: Staff
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New Delhi, Mar 24 (UNI) The Supreme Court will hear on April 3 a PIL challenging the constitutional validity of Union home ministry notification dated Feb. 10 saying that onus of proving the nationality of a person suspected to be an illegal Bangladeshi migrant shall be on the complainant or the state.

The petitioner Charan Chandra Deka has pleaded in his writ petition under Article 32 of the Constitution that the impugned notification shall impede the detection and deportation of illegal migrants from the Indian soil. The notification has been issued especially for the boardering state of Asom which is facing the problem of Bangla Deshi migrants and the number of these illegal migrants runs into several lakhs.

The petitioner has sought declaring the impugned home ministry order called Foreigners (Tribunal for Assam) order 2006 as unconstitutional being violative of article 14 and 355 of the Constitution of India.

The petition will be heard by a bench headed by Mrs. Justice Ruma Pal.

The assembly elections in the state are to be held this year and this order may also be a part of vote bank politics.

UNI AKS/SC RP DB1952

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