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The Immigrants (Expulsion from Assam) Act 1950

Be it enacted by Parliament as follows:

1. (1) This Act may be called the Immigrants (Expulsion from Assam) Act, 1950.

(2) It extends to the whole of India.

2. If the Central Government is of opinion that any person or class of persons, having been ordinarily resident in any place outside India, has or have, whether before or after the commencement of this Act, come into Assam and that the stay of such person or class of persons in Assam is detrimental to the interests of the general public or any section thereof or of any Scheduled Tribe in Assam, the Central Government may by order -

(a) direct such persons or class of persons to remove himself or themselves from India or Assam within such time and by such route as may be specified in the order; and

(b) give such further directions in regard to his or their removal from India or Assam as it my consider necessary or expedient:

Provided that nothing in this section shall apply to any person who on account of civil disturbances or the fear of such disturbances in any area now forming part of Pakistan has been displaced from or has left his place of residence in such area and who has been subsequently residing in Assam.

3. The Central Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, direct that the powers and duties conferred or imposed on it by Section 2 shall, subject to such conditions, if any, as may be specified in the notification, be exercised or discharged also by -

(a) any officer subordinate to the Central Government;

(b) the Government of Assam, Meghalaya or any officer subordinate to that Government.

4. Any authority empowered by or in pursuance of the provisions of this Act to exercise any power may, in addition to any other action expressly provided for in this Act, take or cause to be taken such steps, and use or cause to be used such force, as may in its opinion be reasonably necessary for the effective exercise of such power.

5. Any person who-

(a) contravenes or attempts to contravene or abets the contravention of any other made under section 2, or

(b) fails to comply with any direction given by any such order, or

(c) harbours any person who has contravened any order made under section 2 or has failed to comply with any direction given by any such order

shall be punishable with imprisonment which may extend to three years and shall also be liable to fine.

6. No. suit, prosecution or other legal proceedings shall lie against any person for anything which in good faith is done or intended to be done under this Act.

7. In this Act, except in section 3, references to Assam shall be construed as including also a reference to the State of Meghalaya and Nagaland and the Union territories of Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram.





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