The Supreme Court’s verdict on the Illegal Migrants (Determination by Tribunals) Act, as unconstitutional has closed one chapter of a long saga, but it will. So scrapping of the IMDT Act led to kneejerk reactions from about a dozen minor political parties in Assam which had been crying foul of. IMDT Act Latest Breaking News, Pictures, Videos, and Special Reports from The Economic Times. IMDT Act Blogs, Comments and Archive News on.

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In what coul d put the issue of illegal influx from Bangladesh back on the political centrestage, the Supreme Court struck down as as unconstitutional the Illegal Migrants Act. Pro-democracy icon turned iron lady, Awami League leader oversaw 10 years of economic growth.

It was applicable to the state of Assam only whereas in other states, imdf of foreigners is done under The Foreigners Act, Number of User Comments: ET EnergyWorld A one stop platform that caters to the pulse of the pulsating energy. It destroys basic rights; therefore, it is being quashed.

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.

Infiltrators are not required to give information to police. Many AIUDF leaders over the years joined Congress on being peeved at the way of functioning of Ajmal whose words are final in the imct. InDonald Trump swayed many poor voters with his promise to weed out illegal immigrants to imct US from Mexico and even build a wall along the border.


The growing clout of the AIUDF made some of the Congress leaders in Assam jittery which wanted to have a tie-up with the Ajmal-led party in Acy polls, but the then chief minister of Assam, Tarun Gogoi whose famous quote: Since infiltrators were living together, nobody was ready to lodge complaint against them out of fear.

Illegal Migrants (Determination by Tribunal) Act, – Wikipedia

The party gradually gained base among the immigrant Muslim population in the state at the expense of Congress. Fill in your details: According to this act an illegal migrant is a person who: A proposal to repeal the act is under consideration of wct government. But the most contentious provision of the act was the condition that the onus of proving the citizenship credentials of a person in question lies with the complainant and the police, not on the accused. 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.

SC strikes down IMDT Act as unconstitutional – The Economic Times

The new Assam Chief Minister Sarbanada Sonowal’s political journey to the top has been a steady climb marked by twists and turns. BJP needs to win Assam badly, as its prospects in other state polls are bleak 8 Apr, Assamese are facing the danger of becoming minority in acf own State.

Vodafone Business Services Digilogue – Your guide to digitally transforming your business. E A person can lodge complaint only against maximum ten infiltrators. South Africa beat Pakistan by 6 wickets. TomorrowMakers Let’s get smarter about money. In his response published in Times of Imdr issue dated What did the act set out to do?


This was a major departure from the provisions of the Foreigners Act, Sonowal said that the government of Assam would not resort to any activity which goes against the interests of the people of the state. On October 15,the Government of India passed an Ordinance to set up tribunals ‘for determination of the question whether a person is or is not an illegal migrant.

Latest News on mobile: It may be noted that as per Assam Accord illegal migrants coming to Assam after March 25, must be detected and deported irrespective of their religion. Find this comment offensive? In other words, illegal immigrants from Bangladesh escaped provisions of the IMDT Act for the simple reason that each time they were reported to the Assam police, they shifted to another location, becoming untraceable.

To cap it all, the act also provided that ‘if the application is found frivolous or vexatious’ the Central Government may not accept it. New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by runs.

Illegal Migrants (Determination by Tribunal) Act, 1983

Choose your reason below and click on the Report button. If Jmdt wants us to leave, we will: Also See ‘I will break your head’: Latest News Politics News. To see your saved stories, click on link hightlighted in bold. Assam is divided over the amendment bill, with the Bengali-dominated Barak valley supporting the bill while Brahmaputra valley has opposed it.