Guwahati: At a time when there is a widespread protest against the much debated controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 by various organizations and political parties in the region, the Implementation of Assam Accord Department informed at the Assam Assembly session on Monday that out of 11 clauses of the Assam Accord, total 5 clauses from Clause 5 to Clause 15 had been executed so far.
These five clauses starting from Clause 5 to Clause 15, are 8.1, 8.2, 13, 14 and 15 no clauses of the Assam Accord.
Also, from clause 5.1 to 5.9 and clause 9.1, 9.2, 10, 11 and 12 are on the verge of execution since it is executed by different Departments/Organizations as entrusted by the Government of India as well as the Govt. of Assam.
It also liaises with All Assam Student Union and the different Departments of the Government of India and Government of Assam involved in the process of implementation of the clauses of Assam Accord.
It may be mentioned that there are no Directorate and Subordinate offices under the Administrative control of this Department. This Department has no physical and financial targets of its own as the Department does not execute any scheme.
On being asked about the steps taken by the Government to implement clause 5 and 6 of the Assam Accord, the Implementation of Assam Accord Department stated that for the execution of the clause 5.1 to 5.9 of the Assam Accord, the Government had started an investigation under Foreigners Tribunal Act 1946 and Foreigners Tribunal Order, 1964 for detection and deletion of foreigners with the base year from 1.1.1966 and March 24, 1971.
The Implementation of Assam Accord Department also submitted a report of the recent detection and deportation of the declared foreigners by the Foreigner's Tribunal (FT) from 1985 to August 2018 which reads :
- Cases against the detected Foreigners under FT: 6,26,793 cases
- Out of these cases, 1,08,815 were identified as Indians.
- Around 1,03,764 were detected as Foreigners.
- Total Deportations of the Foreigners so far: 29,829
The Implementation of Assam Accord Department further stated that numbers of Foreigner's Tribunals have been increased from 36 to 100 after the BJP-led Government came into power since May 2016.