Illegal Migrants

  • UK: 'Indian' illegal migrant found dead in shipping container August 17, 2014

    London: One among the 35 people who were illegally trespassing into the United Kingdoms via waterways was found dead in one of the shipping containers on Saturday morning. UK media reports suggest that the illegal migrants including children could be from India. They were found in shipping container at Tilbury...
  • 'Illegal Bangla migrants using Punjab border to enter Pak' June 17, 2013

    Jalandhar: The international border with Pakistan in Punjab is slowly emerging as the preferred area for illegal Bangladeshi migrants to cross over into Pakistan as the first step towards finding employment in the MiddleEast, Border Security Force officials said in Jalandhar. In the last fourandahalf years, BDF has apprehended 72...
  • No detail about illegal Bangladeshis: Govt September 6, 2012

    New Delhi: The government on Thursday said it does not have specific details about the magnitude of illegal migration from Bangladesh to India as it takes place clandestinely. Replying to a unstarred question in Lok Sabha, Minority Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said there are reports of illegal infiltration and immigration...
  • Assam: 1 more killed, 2 injured in fresh violence August 26, 2012

    Dhubri/Kokrajhar: Fresh incidents of violence on Sunday rocked strifetorn Lower Assam districts leaving one person dead in Dhubri and two injured in Kokrajhar even as protestors blocked a national highway in the state. Police said that a body with injury marks was found in Sukhanjora village under the Bogribari police station...
  • BJP demands foolproof security for NE people August 18, 2012

    Itanagar: The BJP on Saturday demanded that the Centre provide "foolproof" security to people from north eastern region residing in other parts of the country in wake of their mass exodus from several states. The Centre must take immediate corrective steps and stop discrimination with the people of the region, BJP...
  • Assam violence: One person killed in Kokrajhar August 17, 2012

    Guwahati: Adding fuel to the volatile situation in violencehit Assam, one more person was shot dead at Kokrajhar by unidentified persons at around 7.30 pm on Friday. There were reportedly three assailants on motorbikes, who killed owner of a pharmacy shop at Pandarchowa under Salakati police station. The violence between the Bodos...
  • Assam: About 3 lakh people still in relief camps August 14, 2012

    Guwahati: Altogether 2,92,852 violence affected people are currently living in 228 relief camps in four troubletorn districts of lower Assam, while 10,636 inmates having left the camps during the last 24 hours. In Kokrajhar, 10,300 inmates left the camps, while 336 people went home in Chirang though none did so in...
  • Gogoi orders judicial inquiry into Assam violence August 11, 2012

    Guwahati: A judicial inquiry will be held to probe the Bodominority violence in lower Assam even as CBI has taken up seven cases related to the clashes that have claimed 77 lives so far. "We have decided on a judicial inquiry. This will be done at a much larger scale and...
  • Assam violence brings illegal migration in focus August 9, 2012

    Guwahati: The continuing violence in lower Assam has once again brought to the fore the illegal migration and its impact on the socioeconomic situation in the state, which had witnessed prolonged unrest on the explosive issue back in the 80s. Seventyseven people have lost their lives in the sporadic clashes between...
  • Illegal immigration behind Assam violence: Advani July 31, 2012

    New Delhi: Senior BJP leader LK Advani on Tuesday said that the root cause of the violence in Assam was illegal immigration from Bangladesh and exhorted the Centre to take a strong view of the problem. "The root cause of the violence in Assam is illegal immigration from Bangladesh. The Supreme...
  • Assam still battling over politics in identity August 15, 2010

    Barpeta: Twentyfive years after the Assam Accord was singed, people of the region still caught in the politics of identity. They are struggling to be recognised as Indian citizens. The Assam Movement was launched and subsequently the Accord was signed 25 years ago. On July 21: a memorandum submitted against the...
  • 35 bodies of 'illegal migrants' found from container in Pak April 4, 2009

    Quetta, Pakistan: Police say at least 35 illegal migrants died of suffocation inside a shipping container found in southwest Pakistan near the border with Afghanistan. Rasool Bakhsh, a senior police official in the city of Quetta, said the container had entered Pakistan from Afghanistan and was headed for Iran. He said...
  • Assam says illegal migrants Indians, students up in arms August 2, 2007

    Assam: The flames of discontent are ablaze once again in Assam. People have taken to the streets to protest against what they say is the Government's soft stand on illegal migrants from Bangladesh. Three thousand suspected Bangladeshi migrants have been pushed into Assam from Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland over the...
  • NRI dreams sour, but hopes soar June 20, 2007

    Jalandhar: In rural Punjab, being an NRI is the stuff dreams are made of. People are keen to migrate to Europe and North America. But for many of them, the dreams have gone horribly sour. In June 2004, local travel agents promised Charanjit Singh a direct flight to Spain....
  • NRI dream proves dear to Punjabis June 18, 2007

    Chandigarh: What is this connection between Punjab and illegal immigration particularly to Canada? Why did Paramjeet Kaur agree to pay a staggering Rs 35 lakh to go to Canada when an air ticket cost a maximum of Rs 35 thousand? That's probably because she didn't know any better. She just...