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New rules for foreigners in detention centres

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Inappropriate to separate families: SC

The government has informed the Supreme Court that new guidelines are being framed for keeping foreign nationals in detention centres across the country.

A Bench led by Justice Madan B. Lokur was hearing the issue of framing of a manual detailing the guidelines for detaining foreigners. The condition of detention centres in Assam also came up for discussion.

The Bench had sought responses from the Centre and the Assam government on the plight of families, who languish in the State’s six detention centres as “declared foreigners”, separated from each other and their children.

The court said it was “inappropriate” to keep the families separated without any valid reason.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, for Assam, submitted that tenders had been invited by Assam for setting up of a new detention centre in Goalpara.

The court posted the matter for hearing in February next year.

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