Around 330 Pakistani, 1,770 Bangladeshi nationals have been repatriated in last 3 years

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New Delhi, March 20, 2018: Union Minister of State for Home
Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday informed the Lok Sabha that around 330
Pakistani and 1,770 Bangladeshi nationals have been repatriated in last three
“Illegal migrants enter into the country in clandestine and
surreptitious manner.  Therefore,
accurate estimate of such illegal migrants is not available.  Some instances of violation of the law and
involvement in illegal activities by foreign nationals have been reported.    Statistical data of this nature is not
centrally maintained,” said Rijju in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.
Central Government is vested with powers to deport a foreign
national under section 3(2)(c) of the Foreigners Act, 1946. These powers to
identify and deport illegally staying foreign nationals have also been
delegated to the State Governments/ Union Territory Administrations and the
Bureau of Immigration under the Foreigners Act, 1946. 
Detection and deportation of such illegal immigrants is a
continuous process.  A revised procedure
for detection and deportation of illegal Bangladeshi immigrants was
communicated to the State Governments/UT Administrations in November,  2009, 
which  was  partially 
modified  in  February, 
2011  and further modified in February,
Law enforcement agencies also maintain a strict vigil on the
activities of foreigners in the country and take appropriate action in cases of
any illegal activities.
As per available information, approximately 330 Pakistani and
approximately 1770 Bangladeshi nationals have been repatriated during the last
three years.
The National Register of Citizen is being updated in a fair,
objective and transparent manner as per the Citizenship (Registration of
Citizens and issue of National Identity Cards) Rules, 2003.
The first part of Draft National Register of Citizen (NRC)
covering 1.90 crore applicants out of 3.29 crore applicants has been published
on the expiry of the midnight of December, 31 2017, including names of those
applicants in respect of whom the entire process of verification has been
completed. The remaining applicants are under various stages of scrutiny and
after their verification is completed, another draft NRC will be
After publication of complete draft NRC, every individual
would get an opportunity to file claims or objections, if any, and only after
disposal of such claims and objections final NRC will be published.

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