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Substantial increase in outflow of illegal Bangladeshis post CAA: BSF IG Khurania

BSF Inspector General (South Bengal Frontier) Y B Khurania said fear among the illegal settlers, post the enactment of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), seems to have triggered this outflow.

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New Delhi Updated on: January 24, 2020 14:53 IST
There has been substantial increase in outflow of illegal Bangladeshi post CAA: BSF IG Khurania

There has been substantial increase in outflow of illegal Bangladeshi post CAA: BSF IG Khurania 

The BSF on Friday said a substantial increase in the outflow of illegal Bangladeshi migrants to their home country has been recorded over the past one month, following the enactment of the CAA. A top official of the paramilitary force said fear among the illegal settlers, post the enactment of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), seems to have triggered this outflow.

"There has been substantial increase in outflow of illegal Bangladeshi migrants to the bordering country in last one month. In January alone, we had apprehended 268 illegal Bangladeshi migrants, most of whom were trying to sneak into the neighbouring country," BSF Inspector General (South Bengal Frontier) Y B Khurania told reporters.

Nearly a month after 107 people were booked in Muzaffarnagar over CAA protests in Uttar Pradesh, the police have claimed the protesters used kids for illegal activities. The Uttar Pradesh government had made a tough stand on those found guilty of riots in the state over the amended Citizenship Act and notices were served to a number of people from across Uttar Pradesh. The notices also sought compensation for damage to public property during the protests. 

With the claim related to the involvement of children in illegal activities, the Muzaffarnagar police have invoked a stringent provision of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015. 

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