Using the Illegal Migrants Determination by Tribunals Act, [henceforth the IMDT Act], we aim to illustrate how the relationship of forclusion. NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court held that the Illegal Migrants (Determination by Tribunals) Act, and rules “has created the biggest hurdle. Tribunals) Act, (for short “the IMDT Act”) as unconstitutional, null and ( Determination by Tribunals) Act, and the Illegal Migrants.

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This is a setback for avt Congress in poll-bound Assam as the appeasement legislation had helped it to build up a minority votebank. Discussions in the select committee go on. Infiltrators are not required to give information to police.

National Entrepreneurship Awards Phalgun Krushnapaksha 12, Kaliyug Varsha Get instant notifications from Economic Times Allow Not now. Get instant notifications from Economic Times Allow Not now You can switch off notifications anytime using browser settings. The AIUDF also made inroads into the Congress’ traditional base among the immigrant Muslim community 19983 launching a campaign that all along the Congress has been interested only in the votes of the community but not in their welfare and protection.

And for post migrants too, the procedure for deporting were tough. Caught in the cycle of debt and death, India’s farmers drove home the severity of the agrarian crisis in Write us a letter.

Under the IMDT Act, the onus of proving one’s nationality or otherwise lies on the complainant whereas under the Foreigners Act, the onus is on the accused.

Ironically, there was no member in the Lok Sabha from Assam’s Brahmaputra Valley when the act was passed, since elections could 9183 be held in the state in Will be displayed Will not be displayed Will be displayed.

Number of User Comments: The three km restriction was subsequently modified and now the complainant could be from the same police station limits as the accused, while the deposit sum was reduced to Rs It asserted that the demand for deleting the names of alleged 41 lakh doubtful voters from the list of on the basis of religious and linguistic profiling would prima facie be illegal, arbitrary and violative of the secular and democratic credentials of India.

Incidentally, the original Act had put the quorum of the tribunal at three, which was later amended to two. However, under the Illegal Migrants Determination by Tribunal IMDT Act, the burden of proving the citizenship or otherwise rested on the accuser and the police, not the accused. In a three-judge Bench of the Supreme Court of India held that the Illegal Migrants Determination by Tribunals Act, and rules “has created the biggest hurdle and is the main impediment or barrier in the identification and deportation of illegal migrants” and struck down the Act.


Complaint regarding infiltration can be lodged by a person staying in the jurisdiction of the same police station. While Sonowal had contended that IMDT Act is only encouraging votebank politics without addressing the problem of illegal migrants, the Assam government had supported the law, saying it was equitous.

What did the act set out to do?

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This gives you a chance to protect and save Assamese culture from the flood of illegal aliens that entered My Saved Articles Sign in Sign up. To see your saved stories, click on link hightlighted in bold. Kevin Anderson criticises ITF for not collaborating with players enough before Davis Cup overhaul Caught in the cycle of debt and death, India’s farmers drove home the severity of the agrarian crisis in Even of this 16, barely five were functional bywhile the remaining 11 remained defunct with just one person on the Bench against the required strength of two judges.

Why Jafrabad is usual suspect for sleuths. Sheikh Hasina wins 3rd term as PM in Bangladesh: Only in the state of Assam. Retrieved from ” https: According to this act an illegal migrant is a person who: Resourceful Ajmal took lead in amalgamation of over 12 minority-dominated political groups to form Assam United Democratic Front AUDF in October to champion the cause of minorities in Assam and fight for protection of their interest in the state where problem of unabated illegal migration from Bangladesh has been threatening the identity and political rights of indigenous communities.

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SC strikes down IMDT Act as unconstitutional – The Economic Times

In other states, detection of foreigners is done under the Foreigners Imdg, What do you think about the story? Foul language Slanderous Inciting hatred against a certain community Others. TomorrowMakers Let’s get smarter about money. Supreme Court strikes down the act.


For instance, the Act provided for two individuals living within a radius of 3 km of a suspected illegal migrant to approach an IMDT Tribunal, deposit a sum Rs 25 and then file a complaint. India beat Australia by runs. ET EnergyWorld A one stop platform that caters to the pulse of the pulsating energy. The act also provided that ‘if the application is found frivolous or vexatious’ the Central Government may not accept it.

Do you know about the IMDT Act which gives protection to Bangladeshi infiltrators ?

Assam-based perfume mogul, Badruddin Ajmal then came to the forefront of the state’s politics for the first time projecting himself as the messiah of religious minorities Muslims who were apprehending harassment in the wake of the scrapping zct the IMDT Act. January Learn how and when to remove this template message. The poor implementation of the IMDT Act is clear from the fact that compared to 30 tribunals provided for in the original Act, only 16 were finally approved.

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To cap it all, the act also provided that ‘if the application is found frivolous or vexatious’ the Central Government may not accept it.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Destructive provisions of the Act that supports Bangladeshis.

This will alert our moderators to take action. On 9 Augustthe Supreme Court hearing a public interest litigation petition seeking a direction for deportation of illegal migrants, was told that the Government of India, as a matter of policy, “does not support any kind of illegal migration either into its territory or illegal immigration of its citizens.

Unlawful Activities Prevention Act. In the last Assembly election onAIUDF won lesser number of seats basically because of the division of minorities votes between the Congress and itself and resentment within the party over the selection of candidates in some of the constituencies.

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