THE HINDU BUSINESS LINE
Financial Daily
from THE HINDU group of publications

Thursday, September 13, 2001

• AGRI-BUSINESS
• CORPORATE
• FEATURES
• INDUSTRY
• LETTERS
• MACRO ECONOMY
• MARKETS
• NEWS
• OPINION
• VARIETY
• INFO-TECH
• CATALYST
• INVESTMENT WORLD
• MONEY & BANKING
• LOGISTICS

• PAGE ONE
• INDEX
• HOME

News | Next | Prev


Move to curb illegal entry of foreigners

Our Bureau

NEW DELHI, Sept. 12

THE Law Commission of India, headed by Mr Justice B.P. Jeevan Reddy, has recommended measures for amending the Foreigners Act, 1946, to curb the menace of illegal entry by foreigners from neighbouring countries into India.

The commission, in its 175th report, has said that the problem of illegal migration from neighbouring countries has to be tackled seriously by providing a machinery for effective and speedy detection of illegal entrants. The function of determining wheth er a person is an illegal entrant or not is proposed to be entrusted to the Immigration Officers whose orders shall be appealable, to be heard and decided by an Immigration Tribunal, manned by a person who is or has been a district judge or an additional district judge.

The matters will be decided by these functionaries according to the principles of natural justice. Besides, facilitation centres have been proposed to be provided for detaining the foreigners pending the determination of their status and pending their de portation.

It has also recommended that the offences under the Foreigners Act, 1946 should be tried by the Immigration Court which would be court of district and sessions judge to be specified by the appropriate Government in each district.

Comment on this article to BLFeedback@thehindu.co.in

Send this article to Friends by E-Mail


Next: Govt clears 21 FDI proposals
Prev: US tragedy not to have immediate impact on India: Sinha
News

Agri-Business | Corporate | Features | Industry | Letters | Macro Economy | Markets | News | Opinion | Variety | Info-Tech | Catalyst | Investment World | Money & Banking | Logistics |

Page One | Index | Home


Copyright © 2001 The Hindu Business Line.

Republication or redissemination of the contents of this screen are expressly prohibited without the written consent of The Hindu Business Line.