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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 1724
ANSWERED ON:  02.07.2019
Detention Centres
Shashi Tharoor
Will the Minister of



HOME AFFAIRS be pleased to state:-



(a) the total number of detention centres set up to hold “doubtful voters” and “foreigners” in the State of Assam;

(b) the total number of people detained in these detention centres;

(c) the number of persons who have been kept in these detention centres for
more than a year;

(d) the number of persons who have been kept in these detention centres for
more than three years;

(e) the number of people who have been kept in these detention centres with
access to free legal aid from the Government; and

(f) the number of people who have been declared foreigners through ex-parte
proceedings by the Foreigners’ Tribunals in Assam?



ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
(SHRI G. KISHAN REDDY)

(a): There are total 06 (six) numbers of Detention Centres designated to hold “Declared Foreigners” in the State of Assam.
(b): 1133 (one thousand one hundred thirty three) as on 25.6.2019.
(c): 769 (seven hundred sixty nine) as on 25.6.2019.
(d): 335 (three hundred thirty five) as on 25.6.2019.
(e): Free legal aid is being provided to detenues by District Legal Service Authority who are in need of it.
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LS.US.Q.NO.1724 FOR 02.07.2019
(f): 63959 (sixty three thousand nine hundred fifty nine) persons have been declared foreigners through ex-parte proceedings by Foreigners’ Tribunals in Assam from 1985 to 28th February, 2019.
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