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Five Rohingyas to be deported from Assam
Assam police along with its counter parts of Manipur apart from border security forces, reportedly, are all set to deport five illegal nationals of Myanmar who were kept in a detention camp at Tezpur.

Prithvi Pal Singh, SP, Sonitpur, informed the media that the detainees would be sent to their country through Moreh in Manipur. Meanwhile, these five illegal foreigners have been sent to Manipur, informed police sources, adding that they would be handed over to the concerned authority of Myanmar at Indo-Myanmar border by Thursday evening.

These illegal foreigners have been suspected as Rohingyas. The Assam Police had last year sent back at least five Rohingyas to their native land after a petition filed by them quashed by the Supreme Court.

As per reports, in 2017, around seven lakh Rohingyas fled their homes located in Myanmar's restive Rakhaine province after a massive crackdown against militant group by the security forces. Majority of them had entered Bangladesh where they were provided shelters by the Sheikh Hasina government. It has been suspected that some Rohingyas intruded Assam through Manipur during the mass exodus. The Narendra Modi government has been taking strong stand against the Rohingyas and vowed from time to time that the Rohingyas would not be permitted to stay in the country under any circumstance.     

The foreigners' problem has been considered as a major burning problem in Assam for decades. Hence, at the direction as well as supervision of the Supreme Court the National Register of Citizens (NRC) of 1955 is being updated in the state in order to detect illegal foreigners resided here.

The NRC has been updated in accordance with the Assam Accord of 1985 which mandates that no illegal foreigners irrespective of their religion who came to Assam or the country after the midnight of March 24, 1971 would be permitted to reside in the state. Around six detention camps in different places of the state were set up to keep illegal foreigners before the NRC works took place. After dismissal of the controversial IM (DT) Act by the SC on the basis of a petition filed by Sarbanada Sonowal, now chief minister of the state, the number of foreigners' tribunal had been increased.

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