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52 Bangladeshis pushed back through Mankachar border

By ANN Service

HATSINGIMARI, July 29 - A total of 52 Bangladeshi citizens, including five women with three minor children who were lodged in different jails in Assam, were pushed back into Bangladesh today through the Mankachar Shahapara Indo-Bangladesh border gate near Shahapara BoP of South Salmara Mankachar district.

On the eve of publication of the final draft NRC, the deportion of 52 Bangladeshi citizens by opening the border gate to their native land has been considered as a significant event.

Following official protocol, all the Bangladeshis who were lodged in different jails of Assam were brought to Mankachar�s Shahapara BoP in the presence of high officials of both the countries. They were subsequently pushed back to their homeland at 11 am.

Among others, Rounok Ali Hazarika, DIG, Assam, Rakesh Agrawal, Joint Secretary (Home) Assam, Rohidul Islam, Assistant High Commissioner of Bangladesh from Guwahati, Atika Sultana, DC of South Salmara Mankachar district, Amrit Bhuyan, SP of South Salmara Mankachar district were also present.

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