‘Foreigners’ in Assam detention camp on hunger strike

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‘Foreigners’ in Assam detention camp on hunger strike

‘Foreigners’ in Assam detention camp on hunger strike

About 150 inmates of a detention camp in Assam, declared foreigners by various tribunals, have triggered a crisis by fasting since Monday for an indefinite period.
The reason behind the hunger strike, officials said, is a slew of demands that include bail leave to fight their cases in Supreme Court and creation of separate detention camps across districts.
The Goalpara detention camp, about 140 km west of Guwahati, is one of six in Assam within district jails. Goalpara is the headquarters of Goalpara district bordering Bangladesh.