Fall in cases registered over illegal immigration: NCRB data -Roshan Kishore and Neeraj Chauhan

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published Published on Jan 9, 2020   modified Modified on Jan 9, 2020
-Hindustan Times

To be sure, this does not reflect on whether or not illegal immigration into India -- a controversial subject right now -- has increased or decreased.

Cases filed under laws governing people living in India illegally have been declining even as those pertaining to unlawful exits from the country have been on the rise, according to data for 2018 released by the NCRB (National Crime Records Bureau) on Wednesday.

To be sure, this does not reflect on whether or not illegal immigration into India -- a controversial subject right now -- has increased or decreased.

In 2018, only seven cases were filed under The Citizenship Act, which penalises furnishing false documents or making false claims to avail Indian citizenship. The data also shows that the number of cases against illegal immigrants and foreigners pretending to be Indian citizens declined between 2016 and 2018.

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Hindustan Times, 9 January, 2020, https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/fall-in-cases-registered-over-illegal-immigration/story-chshXxGTF6SUWnYzdzhdrM.html


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