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Centre urged to draft law on refugees

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NEW DELHI, Sept 21 - Assam Sanmilita Mahasangha (ASM) today urged the Centre to draft a law on refugees.

In a memorandum submitted to the Prime Minister and Union Home Minister, ASM working president Matiur Rahman said that the Government of India may allow refugees for a period of six months only, and should immediately register the names of the refugees.

After six months, the refugees should be allowed to return to their respective countries of origin. The refugees should not be settled permanently anywhere in the country. And they should not be allowed to stay on the basis of their religion.

The ASM said that in Assam no refugee can be allowed to stay because the State is already facing trouble due to huge influx of refugees from the then East Pakistan and present-day Bangladesh.

The problem of Rohingya refugees should be discussed with the United Nations and ways to return the refugees should be worked out with Myanmar they said.

The organisation also demanded that activities of the refugees should be monitored by a special task force, and if any refugees are found to be indulging in illegal activities, they should be immediately deported.

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Centre urged to draft law on refugees

NEW DELHI, Sept 21 - Assam Sanmilita Mahasangha (ASM) today urged the Centre to draft a law on refugees.

In a memorandum submitted to the Prime Minister and Union Home Minister, ASM working president Matiur Rahman said that the Government of India may allow refugees for a period of six months only, and should immediately register the names of the refugees.

After six months, the refugees should be allowed to return to their respective countries of origin. The refugees should not be settled permanently anywhere in the country. And they should not be allowed to stay on the basis of their religion.

The ASM said that in Assam no refugee can be allowed to stay because the State is already facing trouble due to huge influx of refugees from the then East Pakistan and present-day Bangladesh.

The problem of Rohingya refugees should be discussed with the United Nations and ways to return the refugees should be worked out with Myanmar they said.

The organisation also demanded that activities of the refugees should be monitored by a special task force, and if any refugees are found to be indulging in illegal activities, they should be immediately deported.

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