The Supreme Court’s verdict on the Illegal Migrants (Determination by Tribunals) Act, as unconstitutional has closed one chapter of a long saga, but it will. So scrapping of the IMDT Act led to kneejerk reactions from about a dozen minor political parties in Assam which had been crying foul of. IMDT Act Latest Breaking News, Pictures, Videos, and Special Reports from The Economic Times. IMDT Act Blogs, Comments and Archive News on.

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South Africa beat Pakistan by imct wickets. Ironically, there was no member in the Lok Sabha from Assam’s Brahmaputra Valley when the act was passed, since elections could not be held in the state in Have you read these stories?

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What is the Illegal Migrants Act?

In what coul d put the issue of illegal influx from Bangladesh back on the political centrestage, the Supreme Court struck down as as unconstitutional the Illegal Migrants Act. Repeal Bill falls through. By using this site, you agree imst the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

The act also provided that ‘if the application is found frivolous or vexatious’ the Central Government may not accept it. Check date values in: Vodafone Business Services Digilogue – Your guide to digitally transforming your business.


Incidentally, the original Act had put the quorum of the tribunal at three, which was later amended to two.

Assam looks for 42, ‘missing’ foreigners 6 Oct, It excluded the migrants who entered India before March 25, from the illegal-migration accusation. Foul language Slanderous Inciting hatred against a certain community Others.

National Entrepreneurship Awards Your Reason has been Reported to the admin. Caught in the cycle of debt and death, India’s farmers drove home the severity idt the agrarian crisis in Section 9 of the Act states that, where the nationality of a person is not evident as per preceding section 8, the onus of proving whether a person is a foreigner or not, shall lie upon such person.

Assamese are facing the danger of becoming minority in their own State. As a result of this Act, during tototal 3, 05, cases were brought forth, out of which only were declared as foreigners; and only were driven out of the country.

Assam is divided over the amendment bill, with the Bengali-dominated Barak valley supporting the bill while Brahmaputra valley has opposed it. While Sonowal had contended that IMDT Act is only encouraging votebank politics without addressing the problem of illegal migrants, the Assam government had supported the law, saying it was equitous. Owing to such infiltration, nature of population in Assam has been spoilt and it is a matter of great concern.


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Illegal Migrants (Determination by Tribunal) Act, 1983

The growing clout of the AIUDF made some of the Congress leaders in Assam jittery which wanted to have a tie-up with the Ajmal-led party in Assembly polls, but the then chief minister of Assam, Tarun Gogoi whose famous quote: However, under the Illegal Migrants Determination by Tribunal IMDT Act, the burden of proving the citizenship or otherwise rested on the accuser and the police, not the accused.

It destroys basic rights; therefore, it is being quashed.

Sheikh Hasina wins 3rd term as PM in Bangladesh: The new Assam Chief Minister Sarbanada Sonowal’s political journey to the top has been a steady climb marked by twists and turns. As per this Act, those who infiltrate after imst th March will be treated as foreigners. Number of User Comments: Non-fulfilment of Assam Accord an insult of Rajiv Gandhi: The IMDT Act, enacted inremained more of a legislation on paper with provisions designed to make it difficult for the authorities to identify, leave alone deport, illegal Ban-gl-adeshis from Assam.

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