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State Cabinet never took any decision on influx issue

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GUWAHATI, Jan 9 � Though there is a lot of hullaballoo on the issue of presence of hordes of illegal migrants of Bangladesh-origin in the State for the past about three and half decades, since 1979, the State government seems to be least bothered about detecting such migrants and deporting them to their country of origin.

This has come to light from the recent replies of the State government to RTI queries made by RTI activist Rohit Choudhury.

Choudhury wanted to know �on how many occasions the State Cabinet had discussed the issues related to the presence of the illegal Bangla migrants since 2001�.

He asked for information concerning the details of the total number of times the Cabinet of the Government of Assam (GoA) discussed the matters related to the illegal Bangla migrants identified in Assam and their deportation to Bangladesh (in 2001-06, 2006-11, 2011 till date). He also asked for minutes of all the meetings of the above mentioned Cabinet meetings.

Choudhury was initially denied information and hence he had to resort to First Appeal to secure the information. Finally, on December 3, 2014, the Political (Vigilance Cell) Department of the State government told Choudhury that �� no Cabinet decision was taken related to the illegal migrants of Bangladesh identified in Assam and their deportation back to Bangladesh during the period 2001-2006, 2006-2011, 2011-till date specifically�.

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State Cabinet never took any decision on influx issue

GUWAHATI, Jan 9 � Though there is a lot of hullaballoo on the issue of presence of hordes of illegal migrants of Bangladesh-origin in the State for the past about three and half decades, since 1979, the State government seems to be least bothered about detecting such migrants and deporting them to their country of origin.

This has come to light from the recent replies of the State government to RTI queries made by RTI activist Rohit Choudhury.

Choudhury wanted to know �on how many occasions the State Cabinet had discussed the issues related to the presence of the illegal Bangla migrants since 2001�.

He asked for information concerning the details of the total number of times the Cabinet of the Government of Assam (GoA) discussed the matters related to the illegal Bangla migrants identified in Assam and their deportation to Bangladesh (in 2001-06, 2006-11, 2011 till date). He also asked for minutes of all the meetings of the above mentioned Cabinet meetings.

Choudhury was initially denied information and hence he had to resort to First Appeal to secure the information. Finally, on December 3, 2014, the Political (Vigilance Cell) Department of the State government told Choudhury that �� no Cabinet decision was taken related to the illegal migrants of Bangladesh identified in Assam and their deportation back to Bangladesh during the period 2001-2006, 2006-2011, 2011-till date specifically�.