In a first, BJP Home Minister Amit Shah admits detention centers in India

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In a first, BJP Home Minister Amit Shah admits detention centers in India

ISLAMABAD - In a first, BJP Home Minister Amit Shah admits detention centres in India.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday clarified that detention centers exists for the illegal immigrants. He clarified that there is no connection between detention centres and National Register of Citizens (NRC) or Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), adding that misinformation is being spread on the matter.

He added that no detention centres were created since the Narendra Modi government came to power.

In an interview with news agency ANI, Shah asserted, "There is no connection between the detention centres and NRC or CAA.

The centres have been there for years and are for illegal immigrants. Misinformation is being spread on this."

Responding to a question, the Union Minister stated that the government has given time of six months to people who have been excluded from Assam`s NRC to approach the Foreigners Tribunal.

"We have also made several tribunals for this and nobody has been kept in the detention centres. 19 lakh people who have been excluded from the list there are staying at their home only," Shah told ANI.

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