30 Bangladeshi minors detained in India

Hili Correspondent
Published : 14:07, Aug 09, 2018 | Updated : 14:07, Aug 09, 2018

The government has taken steps to bring back 30 Bangladeshi minors who are detained in India as they were trying to enter the country illegally.
Some of them tried to enter illegally in search of better jobs or to visit the country while some of them were victims of trafficking. They have been at the correction facilities since then.
Four such minors back to Bangladesh through Hili border on Tuesday.
Assistant Judge of South Dinajpur district of India Soumendra Nath who escorted the minors said the remaining young persons would be sent back to Bangladesh following a due process.
The minors are kept at Shubhayon homes or correction facilities under Child Need Care and Protection (CNCP), said Soumendra.
Their information was sent to Indian Home Office and Border Security Force which contacted the Bangladesh authority for their verification.
Both the security forces have already sat for a meeting and discussed the issue.
Since the process is time consuming, the minors are still at the facilities, awaiting verification and return to the country, the assistant judge said.
Hili Immigration Check-post Officer In-charge Aftab Hossain has told Bangla Tribune that usually many Indian human rights and volunteering organisations endeavour to send such minors.
We have taken steps to bring back the minors, he added.