Nityananda Rai
Union minister of state for home Nityanand Rai . Image credit - Twitter

The Union home ministry on Tuesday told the Parliament that restrictions on the movement of the illegal migrants, whose nationality needs to be verified, may be imposed till their deportation to their native country.

“Detention centres and camps are set up by the state governments and UT Administrations concerned as per their local requirements for imposing restriction on the movement of such illegal migrants whose nationality needs to be verified,” said MoS for home, Nityanand Rai in a reply in Lok Sabha.

“These restrictions may be imposed till their deportation to their native country,” Rai added.

Rai said the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was considered and passed in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha on December 9, 2019 and December 11, 2019 respectively.

After receiving assent from the President of India, the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA) was notified on December 12, 2019.

The CAA has come into force on January 10, 2020.

Rai further informed that in pursuance of the order on May 10, 2019 of the Supreme Court in WP (Civil) No. 1045/2018 – Supreme Court Legal Services Committee vs Union of India, the Assam government has issued a notification on July 29, 2019 providing for the conditional release of declared foreigners who have completed more than 3 years in detention centres.


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