Bangladesh readies itself to take back 33 Bangladeshi infiltrators from Assam
After Assam Police caught hold of 33 Bangladeshi infiltrators who were then declared infiltrators by the Foreigners Tribunal in Assam, the Bangladesh Government has, for the first time, agreed to take them back, police sources said.
The sources further said that the Bangladesh Assistant High Commissioner based in Guwahati had recently visited detention camps in the state and found 33 citizens of his country living there as inmates after being declared ‘foreigners’.
33 infiltrators to be taken back by Bangladesh: Bangladesh High Commission
The Bangladesh Government had, in April, identified 152 of its nationals lodged in the detention camps and written to India’s External Affairs Ministry with a proposal for their repatriation in batches. The Bangladeshi citizens are being kept in detention centres set up for keeping persons declared as foreigners.
It is for the first time that the Bangladesh High Commission has decided to take such a positive step after Assam has been facing excess infiltration of ‘foreigners’ using fake IDs.
This new development in part of Bangladesh High Commission can be seen as a positive steps in the future International ties with Bangladesh.