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State human rights team visits Tezpur Central Jail

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TEZPUR, Feb 1 - A delegation of the Assam Human Rights Commission visited Tezpur Central Jail on Thursday and interacted with the inmates in order to gauge their overall condition.

It may be worth mentioning that the foreigner�s tribunal had identified many people as illegal foreigners, who were subsequently lodged in Tezpur Central Jail since several years now as the former could not prove themselves to be genuine Indian citizens.

However, the Assam Human Rights Commission team led by its chairman Justice T Vaico, after interacting with the inmates briefed the media and said that the suspected foreigners have failed to avail legal aid.

�The matter should be taken up seriously, he felt. Most of them are poor and illiterate, due to which they have failed to produce their valid documents in order to prove themselves as legal citizens of the country,� Justice Vaico said, adding, �instead of trying to deliver justice through the court, such matters should be amicably settled through legal clinics.�

He mentioned that the commission would appeal to the high court to consider the matter with utmost importance. The jail inmates who were on hunger strike since the past few days withdrew their agitation after the human rights� team assured to look into their problems with due seriousness.

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State human rights team visits Tezpur Central Jail

TEZPUR, Feb 1 - A delegation of the Assam Human Rights Commission visited Tezpur Central Jail on Thursday and interacted with the inmates in order to gauge their overall condition.

It may be worth mentioning that the foreigner�s tribunal had identified many people as illegal foreigners, who were subsequently lodged in Tezpur Central Jail since several years now as the former could not prove themselves to be genuine Indian citizens.

However, the Assam Human Rights Commission team led by its chairman Justice T Vaico, after interacting with the inmates briefed the media and said that the suspected foreigners have failed to avail legal aid.

�The matter should be taken up seriously, he felt. Most of them are poor and illiterate, due to which they have failed to produce their valid documents in order to prove themselves as legal citizens of the country,� Justice Vaico said, adding, �instead of trying to deliver justice through the court, such matters should be amicably settled through legal clinics.�

He mentioned that the commission would appeal to the high court to consider the matter with utmost importance. The jail inmates who were on hunger strike since the past few days withdrew their agitation after the human rights� team assured to look into their problems with due seriousness.