The Madras High Court has directed the centre to frame laws to deport illegal immigrants. The court observed that these immigrants have been repeatedly committing crimes to continue to stay in the country. It asked the Ministry of Home Affairs to frame appropriate laws within 3 months to immediately deport the immigrants to their countries.
Illegal immigrants, especially from Bangladesh have been a threat to internal security and the peace of the society. They are being helped by Islamists and other anti-Bharat forces to spread from Kashmir to Kanyakumari. Even though they land in news often for committing crimes, they continue to live and commit more crimes in Bharat thanks to the government’s attempts to appease Muslims.
Recently in Erode, Tamil Nadu, Bangladeshi Muslims allegedly did namaz on the road, in front of a Ganesha temple and a Hindu Munnani office bearer’s shop. Their identity was revealed only when police came to investigate after Hindu Munnani filed a complaint with them. Bangladeshi Muslims are said to have infiltrated Erode, Coimbatore and Tirupur region, working in the garment factories.
This month 8 Bangladeshi Muslims were arrested by TN police in Avinashi, Tiruppur. Upon investigation they revealed that they had obtained a fake Aadhar card with an address in 24 Parganas, West Bengal and staying in Bharat illegally. Apart from those who live undetected and commit major crimes, there are some who were caught and repeatedly commit petty crimes to continue to stay in Bharat.
The Madras HC was hearing a batch of petitions wherein bail was sought by foreign nationals who had either overstayed their visa period or had entered the country illegally. They had committed many petty offences for which they are currently pending trial. Observing a method in this the court observed, “this is not a case in isolation, where, persons of different nationalities, under the guise of business/employment/tourist enter the country and overstay the visa period, without resorting to have their visa extended and that many forms of crimes are perpetrated by such of those individuals, which shake the economic stability, peace and tranquility of the country, this Court felt that such acts should be nipped in the bud, else the same would have major ramifications, not only to the economic stability, but also to the security of the country and that acts of such individuals casts a serious shadow on the persons doing legitimate business, in the interest and welfare of the nation and its economic stability and also for the purpose of weeding out such unscrupulous elements.”
The court noted that the state government had failed to take any substantive action to identify and deport illegal immigrants, despite exhaustive guidelines being farmed by the centre. The court further observed that some of the petitioners had already served their sentence and continued to reside in the Bharat for over a decade.
Live Law reported that the judges opined such acts of illegal immigrants jeopardise national security and observed, “The act of such unscrupulous individuals poses a great risk and threat to the security and sovereignty of the country. In spite of very many circulars issued by the Central government, however, no plausible and useful steps have been taken by the law enforcing agency to secure the persons, detain them at the detention camps/holding centres and, thereafter, through the formulated process, deport those individuals back to their country of origin.”
Dismayed by the lack of seriousness of the state government and law enforcement agencies, the court has issued a 9-point direction to the concerned authorities. In that regard the court directed the Director General of Police (DGP), Tamil Nadu to create a separate wing in each district to monitor the movement of the foreign nationals.
It also directed the Ministry of Home Affairs to frame laws within 3 months to deal with illegal immigrants who repeatedly commit petty crimes in order to continue inhabiting within Bharat and stressed that the centre must ensure that illegal immigrants are immediately deported back to their countries upon completing their sentence.