71 thousand foreign nationals overstaying in India

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By Muslim Mirror News,

New Delhi: By the end of last year, over 70 thousand foreign nationals were overstaying in India – majority of them were from Muslim countries with Bangladesh topping the list of around four dozen countries. All of them had entered the country on valid travel documents.

According to the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, 71,035 foreign nationals who had come to India on valid travel documents were found to be overstaying in the country as on 31st December 2011. Giving this information to Rajya Sabha today, Minister of State for Home Affairs, Mr. Mullappally Ramachandran said both Central and state governments are vested with powers to deport a foreign national. He said detection and deportation of such illegal immigrants is a continuous process. A revised procedure for detection and deportation of illegal Bangladeshi immigrants was communicated to the State Governments/UT Administrations in November, 2009 which was partially modified in February, 2011. The procedure includes sending back then and there, the illegal immigrants who are intercepted at the border while entering India unauthorisedly.

Nationals from around four dozen countries are overstaying in the country. Top 5 overstaying nationalities are Bangladesh (24364), Afghanistan (13744), Pakistan (8037), USA (2168), Iraq (2038). The least is from Sweden (103).

Country-wise details of foreign nationals overstaying in India 

Country No. of foreign nationals who were found to be overstaying as on 31st December, 2011.
Afghanistan

13744

Australia

260

Bangladesh

24364

Canada

627

China

633

Congo

314

Ethiopia

118

Fiji

164

France

611

Germany

647

Indonesia

124

Iran

698

Iraq

2038

Italy

152

Ivory Coast

179

Japan

602

Kenya

587

Korea South

990

Malaysia

468

Mauritius

284

Mongolia

123

Myanmar

1402

Netherlands

118

Nigeria

1528

Oman

690

Pakistan

8037

Philippines

178

Russia

343

Rwanda

105

Seychelles

330

Singapore

230

Spain

135

Sri Lanka

1956

Stateless-Tibet

385

Sudan

562

Sweden

103

Tanzania

1004

Thailand

273

U.S.A.

2168

U.K.

1094

Yemen

269

Others

2398

Total       

71035

 

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