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Foreigners identification gains momentum

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, March 2 - State Parliamentary Affairs Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary today said that the process of identification of foreigners has picked up pace.

Assuring the State Assembly about the government�s firm resolve to make the State free from illegal migrants, Patowary said the process of foreigners identification is going on as per the judicial process and till now more than 76,000 persons have been identified as foreigners.

�Altogether 100 foreigners tribunals are at work presently and the government is supporting them with the required logistics,� he said replying to a question by BJP MLA Binanda Saikia during Zero Hour in the Assembly on the slow pace of foreigners identification.

On the other hand, replying to a call attention by BJP�s Ashok Singhal on the recent attack on a member of Foreigners Tribunal (FT) in Goalpara, Patowary said that after the incident, the State Government has taken some important decisions regarding the security of the FTs in the State.

�The FTs identified as sensitive in any area would be brought under one roof to ensure security and all such FTs would be under CCTV surveillance. Periodical review of the FT�s security would be done by the DCs and SPs of every district, apart from proper training of the PSO assigned to the FT members,� Patowary said.

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