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Foreigners' Act reform struck down

The apex court also directs the government to constitute sufficient number of tribunals to detect alleged infiltration by Bangladeshis into Assam.

india Updated: Dec 05, 2006 14:15 IST

The Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down as unconstitutional a central government notification that puts the onus of proving a particular person to be a foreigner on the complainant.

A Bench comprising Justices SB Sinha and Markandeya Katju also directed the Union government to constitute sufficient number of tribunals to detect alleged infiltration of thousands of Bangladeshis into Assam.

First Published: Dec 05, 2006 12:07 IST