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Post-CAA, the Maharashtra government moves to prepare the detention center | India News

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MUMBAI: Following the approval of the CAA, the Union Ministry of Internal Affairs issued a model manual of a detention center to Maharashtra, and the state government is in the process of taking possession of a temporary detention center while the land is identified for a permanent detention center is on, said a senior bureaucrat TOI

The issue of CAA and NRC was recently raised in the Lok Sabha by Shiv Sena deputy, Arvind Sawant, who sought information on whether the ministry of internal affairs has issued a model manual of a detention center for the states, the number of centers of operational detention, the number of people currently detained in these centers, the capacity of these centers and the number of centers under construction and whether MHA has asked state governments to establish detention centers

In a written response, Deputy Interior Minister Nityanand Rai said that, in accordance with the instructions of the Supreme Court, the interior ministry prepared a model manual of a detention center / detention camp in consultation with interested parties and distributed to all state governments.

The manual covers legal provisions regarding the detention and deportation of a foreign citizen, categories of persons that can be detained and services that will be provided in these detention centers. “State governments establish detention centers according to their requirement to detail illegal immigrants, who have served their sentences pending deportation to their home country,” Rai said in his response. “So far, no illegal migrant has been arrested in Maharashtra,” said the high bureaucrat.
TOI Although the President granted his consent to the CAA on December 12, 2019, the Law has not entered into force since the Center has not yet issued a notification in the official bulletin for this purpose.

The state government is in the process of taking possession of a temporary detention center while the permanent land identification process is underway, a senior bureaucrat said.

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