User: basavapatna Topic: Immigration
Category: Immigration Issues :: Illegal Immigrant
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PIL on female genital mutilation; SC makes Kerala, Telangana parties 20.4.2018 General News
The Supreme Court today ordered Kerala and Telangana to be made parties to a PIL that has challenged the practice of female genital mutilation of minor girls of the Dawoodi Bohra Muslim community. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud said it would accord final hearing to the petition on July 9. It ordered that states like Kerala and Telangana, where Bohra Muslim community reside, should also be made parties to the litigation and issued notice to them as well. The states which are already party in the case are Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Delhi, The court had on May 8 agreed to examine the issues raised by Delhi-based lawyer Sunita Tiwari by saying that the practice of female genital mutilation was "extremely important and sensitive". It had issued notices and sought replies from four union ministries, including the Woman and Child Development, besides Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Delhi where Dawoodi Bohras, who are .
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Family of man who died in Japan cries foul, demands probe 20.4.2018 General News
The family of a man, who was found dead in a Japanese immigration detention centre on April 13, has suspected a foul play and demanded a probe.The deceased's brother Sanjeev Kumar told ANI that his brother Deepak Kumar had gone to Japan for employment a year back and used to get a monthly visa, but Japanese immigration officials detained him on July 13."My brother was in the Japanese immigration detention centre since nine months. He used to call me after every 15-20 days. He called me up on April 12 and said he was fine and inquired about mother, father, and other family members. On April 13 at around 4:30 p.m, I got a call from a person named Sunny, who introduced himself as Deepak's friend and informed me that my brother died in the morning. Sunny said that Deepak was found lying in the bathroom. We are unable to understand how Deepak could die when a day before he was fine," Sanjeev told ANI.He requested the Indian government to bring back his brother's body to India as soon as ...
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No India-U.K. deal on illegal migrants 19.4.2018 Hindu: News
Both sides disagree on the number of migrants to be returned and the speed with which it can be done
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Trouble in the family: UK's migrant embarrassment undermines Commonwealth reunion 19.4.2018 Reuters: World News
LONDON (Reuters) - As it prepares to leave the European Union, Britain's attempts to revitalise links with former colonies at a lavish summit in London have been overshadowed by outrage over Prime Minister Theresa May's treatment of Commonwealth ...
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Oil theft 'costing Libya over USD 750 mn annually' 19.4.2018 General News
Fuel smuggling is costing Libya more than USD 750 million each year and harming its economy and society, the head of the National Oil Company in the conflict-riddled country said. "The impact of fuel smuggling is destroying the fabric of the country," NOC president Mustafa Sanalla said according to the text of a speech delivered yesterday at a conference on oil and fuel theft in Geneva. "The fuel smugglers and thieves have permeated not only the militias which control much of Libya, but also the fuel distribution companies which are supposed to bring cheap fuel to Libyan citizens," he said. "The huge sums of money available from smuggling have corrupted large parts of Libyan society," he added. The backbone of the North African country's economy, Libya's oil sector collapsed in the wake of the 2011 NATO-backed uprising that toppled longtime dictator Moamer Kadhafi. Before the revolt Libya, with estimated oil reserves of 48 billion barrels, used to produce 1.6 million barrels per day ..
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Libyan navy rescues 217 migrants from stranded boats 18.4.2018 General News
Libya's navy says it has rescued 217 African migrants from two rubber boats that were stranded in the Mediterranean Sea. A navy statement issued today says there were 85 women and 10 children among the migrants, who were trying to reach southern Europe. The navy says the migrants, who were found on Tuesday, were taken a naval base in the capital, Tripoli. Libya was plunged into chaos following a 2011 uprising and is now split between rival governments in the east and west, each backed by an array of militias. The chaos has made Libya a frequently used route to Europe for migrants fleeing poverty and conflicts in Africa and the Middle East. Libya has worked to stem the flow of migrants, with assistance from the European Union.
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'Windrush generation' migrants are British - PM May 18.4.2018 Reuters: World News
LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday the "Windrush generation", people who came to Britain as children after World War Two, were British and her government would not tell them to leave the country.
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PM Modi Meets Theresa May For Talks On Immigration, Counter-Terrorism 18.4.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today arrived at 10 Downing Street for a breakfast meeting with his British counterpart Theresa May during which the two leaders are expected to discuss wide range of...
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Modi meets Theresa May for bilateral talks on immigration, counter-terrorism 18.4.2018 General News
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today arrived at 10 Downing Street for a breakfast meeting with his British counterpart Theresa May during which the two leaders are expected to discuss wide range of issues of mutual interest, including cross-border terrorism, visas and immigration. Modi was met with the customary handshake by May. "Very welcome to London, Prime Minister," May said as she greeted Modi, who arrived in a Tata Motors' Range Rover. The two leaders will hold talks over a breakfast meeting on a wide range of issues of mutual interest, including cross-border terrorism, visas and immigration. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the return of illegal immigrants, which had expired in 2014, will be officially renewed to take into account biometric and other developments in the field, along with a range of nearly a dozen MoUs across different sectors.
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Ethnic bodies oppose citizenship Bill 18.4.2018 The Assam Tribune
Ethnic bodies oppose citizenship Bill
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PM Modi arrives in UK for bilateral meetings, CHOGM 18.4.2018 General News
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in the UK today for a four-day visit of bilateral engagements as well as multilateral discussions as part of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson received Modi at the Heathrow airport here. Johnson said he was "excited" about the growing India-UK bilateral trade and that the visit will help build on "huge economic advantages". "..thanks to our shared history, we have a living bridge between us and now we want to build on the incredible tech sector where both India and the UK are making giant strides together," Johnson said in a statement. Modi is set for a packed day of official engagements today, starting with his bilateral meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May at 10 Downing Street. The two leaders are expected to discuss a wide range of issues of mutual interest, including separatism, cross-border terrorism, visas and immigration. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the return of ...
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Britain expresses regret to 12 Caribbean nations over 'Windrush' residents 17.4.2018 Business Standard: News Now
The row, which one MP called a "national shame", has been hugely embarrassing for the government as it coincides with this week's meeting of the 53 Commonwealth heads of government in London
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British PM apologises to Caribbean leaders over deportation row 17.4.2018 General News
Prime Minister Theresa May today personally apologised to Caribbean leaders after her government threatened to deport people who emigrated to Britain in the 1950s and 1960s. At a meeting in Downing Street, May told representatives of the 12 Caribbean members of the Commonwealth that she took the treatment of the so-called Windrush generation "very seriously". "I want to apologise to you today. Because we are genuinely sorry for any anxiety that has been caused," she told the hastily-convened gathering. She added: "I want to dispel any impression that my government is in some sense clamping down on Commonwealth citizens, particularly those from the Caribbean." The government has faced outrage for its treatment of people who came to Britain between 1948, when the ship Windrush brought over the first group of West Indian immigrants, and the early 1970s. They and their parents were invited to help rebuild Britain after World War II and with many of them legally British -- they were born ..
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Assam indigenous groups oppose amendment to Citizenship Act 17.4.2018 General News
Sixteen indigenous groups of Assam today told a joint committee of parliamentarians that the proposed Citizenship (Amendment) Bill will violate the idea of secularism of the Constitution by distinguishing illegal immigrants on the basis of religion. The groups also said it will threaten the existence of the ethnic communities in the state. The groups told the Joint Committee on the Bill to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955, headed by BJP MP Rajendra Agrawal, that the proposed Bill to grant citizenship to the Hindu Bangladeshis is totally unacceptable to the ethnic communities and the people of Assam. "The proposed Bill violates the very idea of secularism of our Constitution. The Bangladeshis, the illegal immigrants, must not be differentiated on the basis of religion. All post-1971 illegal immigrants must be expelled irrespective of their religion as per the Assam Accord," All Bodo Students' Union, president, Promod Boro said at a press conference. Boro said under no circumstances the .
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May apologises to Caribbean countries for UK treatment of post-war migrants 17.4.2018 Reuters: World News
LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May apologised to 12 Caribbean nations on Tuesday for immigration officials' recent harsh treatment of people from those countries who migrated to Britain as children after World War Two.
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Hunger strike at Japan immigration detention centre after suicide 17.4.2018 General News
More than 40 people at a Japanese immigration detention centre are on hunger strike after an Indian detainee committed suicide there last week, officials and local media said today. The protest began on Sunday, two days after an Indian national in his thirties, who has not been publicly identified, was found hanged in a shower stall at the centre in Ibaraki, northeast of Tokyo. The man was reportedly depressed about how long it was taking for his status to be adjudicated by authorities. "We presume that they (the strikers) have refused food to push for provisional release," said Daisuke Akinaga, an official at the immigration centre. "We also presume that the suicide set off the hunger strike," Akinaga told AFP. He declined to comment on the nationality of the strikers or how many people were refusing food, but Kyodo News said more than 40 detainees were involved. About 330 people are being held at the immigration centre, according to the officials there. Japan has strict immigration .
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UK PM Theresa May faces backlash over treatment of 'Windrush generation' of migrants 16.4.2018 DNA: Mumbai
Prime Minister Theresa May is under pressure to resolve the status of thousands of British residents who arrived from the Caribbean decades ago and are now being denied basic rights after being incorrectly identified as illegal immigrants. More than 140 members of parliament have signed a letter to the prime minister calling on her to resolve an anomaly that means many people who arrived in Britain as children between 1948 and 1971 are being denied health services, prevented from working and in some cases threatened with deportation. There is growing anger that long-term British residents have fallen victim to rule changes in 2012 aimed at stopping overstaying. This meant that their legal status changed despite living, working and paying tax in Britain for decades. Many have been told they need evidence including passports to continue working or getting health treatment. But many arrived on their parents' documentation and never formally applied for British citizenship or a passport. The immigrants are ...
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UK PM Theresa May Faces Backlash Over ''Windrush Generation'' Of Migrants 16.4.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
Prime Minister Theresa May is under pressure to resolve the status of thousands of British residents who arrived from the Caribbean decades ago and are now being denied basic rights after being...
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Congress announces State-wide protest against work permit proposal to Bangladeshis 13.4.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Congress announces State-wide protest against work permit proposal to Bangladeshis
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Conrad hits back at Opposition on work permit issue 13.4.2018 The Assam Tribune
Conrad hits back at Opposition on work permit issue
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