All illegal immigrants and infiltrators will be detected and deported: Amit Shah

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday said the government will detect all illegal immigrants staying in the country and deport them as per the international law.

“We will identify all the illegal immigrants and infiltrators living on every inch of this country and deport them as per the international law,” the BJP chief said in the Rajya Sabha.

This comes a day after the Central government has observed that it has adopted a multi-pronged approach to ensure powerful monitoring and control of international borders to check infiltration of illegal immigrants.

The Ministry of Home Affairs had said in a written reply to Parvesh Sahib Singh in Lok Sabha that physical infrastructure like border fencing, floodlighting, construction of border roads and establishment of border outposts have been created.

However, some illegal immigrants are still able to enter into India clandestinely and stealthily, mainly due to difficult mountainous and riverine terrain in parts of the long international borders.

The Ministry had said that to deal with such illegal immigrants, the powers of the Central Government under Section 3 of The Foreigners Act, 1946, have been enforced to identify, detain and deport illegal foreign nationals.