Guwahati : Almost 30,000 illegal foreigners were deported from Assam till January 31 this year, state government informed the assembly house on Wednesday.
Replying to Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) legislator Ramendra Narayan Kalita’s question, Assam Accord Implementation Minister Atul Bora said that some 1.44 lakh illegal foreigners were identified in the state till January end.
Bora informed that 1, 44,077 illegal foreigners have been identified in the state till January 31, 2022, on the basis of the Assam Accord. “Out of them, 30,014 have been deported to their country of origin,: the minister added.
As per the Assam Accord, all foreigners who entered Assam on or after March 25, 1971, and stayed illegally thereafter would be identified and deported.
Bora also informed that the fencing work along the Indo-Bangladesh border on a 4.35 km stretch in Karimganj sector has not been completed due to issues raised by Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and discussions were on to resolve the matter. Assam shares a 263 km border with Bangladesh.