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52 Bangladeshis deported from Assam

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DHUBRI, July 29: After languishing for over six years in detention camps across Assam, 52 Bangladeshi nationals were deported to Bangladesh through the Mancachar border Push-Back Centre under South Salmara-Mancachar district today.

Out of 52, five were Hindus while the others were Muslims including three children and five women.
All the Bangladeshi nationals were detected and later sent to detention camps of Tezpur and Goalpara in 2012.

After a long process of cross checking of identities and legal procedures, Bangladesh government agreed to accept their citizens.
DIG Rounak Ali Hazarika, Joint Secretary (Home) Rakesh Agarwala, South Salmara-Mancachar Deputy Commissioner Atika Sultana, SP Amrit Bhuyan and an officer of the Bangladesh High Commission, Rashidul Islam were present
during the formal deportation of Bangladeshi nationals.

The deportation was scheduled for July 30. But due to NRC draft publication on July 30, the deportation was done on July 29.