Tag: Foreigners’ Detention Centre

Kerala plans detention centre for foreigners; set for headcount

Kerala will count the foreigners detained in its prisons, so that it can identify a suitable building to set up a Foreigners’ Detention Centre, and move them there. This comes amid the raging nationwide controversy over such centres. The Department of Social Justice (DSJ), Kerala, which has been entrusted with the task of setting up the facility, has been awaiting the data on foreigners, who have been either convicted here or waiting to be extradited for various offences, for setting up the facility. The department has been unsuccessfully writing to the State Crime Records Bureau (SCRB) since June,2019 asking for the number of foreigners for identifying suitable buildings to house them. The setting up of the detention centres in Assam and some other States had invited severe criticism during the protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the National Register of Citizens (NRC).