- NEW DELHI (Reuters)
- India will launch a drive this year to deport more than 20 million illegal
immigrants from Bangladesh because they pose a serious security threat,
the home ministry said on Tuesday.
- The decision was taken at an internal security meeting
of state police chiefs, senior state bureaucrats and federal security officials
who agreed to conduct the drive between April and June.
- "The presence of a large number of illegal foreign
immigrants, particularly from Bangladesh, poses a serious threat to the
internal security and needs to be tackled with utmost urgency and seriousness
that it deserves," a statement from the ministry said.
- The home ministry statement did not give details of why
illegal immigrants from its eastern neighbour were considered a security
- Indian security agencies have in the past accused illegal
Bangladeshi immigrants -- most of them Muslims -- of committing crimes,
and say some of them work for Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence spy
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- From Nathan Gibbs
- At least one country on the planet is acting intelligently
- with regard to millions of illegal immigrants/aliens.
- back in the US, the invasion flood continues.