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BJP demands identification and deportation of illegal aliens

Written by: Staff
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New Delhi, Dec 05 (UNI) Welcoming the order of the Supreme Court quashing the government's efforts to notify provisions of the Illegal Migrants (Determinatioon by Tribunal) Act in tribunals set up under the Foreigners Act in Asom, the BJP today said that the it vindicated the party's stand that it was a ''vote-bank induced action.'' BJP Parliamentary Party spokesman Vijay Kumar Malhotra said that following the quashing of the government notification which sought to nullify the Supreme Court's order, the BJP would demand the government to start identifying crores of illegal Bangladeshi migrants residing in border districts of West Bengal, Asom, Bihar and in Delhi, Mumbai and other major cities of the country and deport them.

''The Government had stopped identifying of illegal migrants negating the SCs orders,'' he said, adding that the process had to be revived and save the country from the ''undeclared attack on the national economy.'' He regretted that the government, acting according to vote bank politics, wanted to water down the Foreigners Act making it difficult to deport alien citizens to their countries by incorporating the IMDT's provisions which had shifted the onus of proving the nationality of the foreigner on the complainant.

A Tribunal should be set up to identify the illegal migrants, Prof Malhotra added.

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