Accurate data on illegal migrants not possible; 14,346 foreigners deported in 5 years: Centre to Supreme Court

The government further said that 17,861 migrants who had entered Assam between January 1966 and March 1971 were given Indian citizenship.
Supreme Court, Assam
Supreme Court, Assam

The Union Home Ministry on Monday told the Supreme Court that it would not be able to provide accurate data on the extent of illegal migration of foreigners into India since such migrations happen in a secretive manner [In Re: Section 6A Citizenship Act 1955].

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