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1,154 illegal immigrants from India-Bangladesh border arrested: MHA

New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Wednesday said that 1,154 illegal immigrants from Bangladesh were arrested till October 31.

“1,154 illegal migrants arrested by security forces at India-Bangladesh border till 31st October,” the MHA said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha.

Meanwhile, the Union Cabinet approved the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill earlier today that seeks to provide citizenship to non-Muslims from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh if they faced persecution in their countries.

The Bill will be tabled in the Parliament next week.

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