The Australian Strategic Policy Institute used satellite images and official construction tender documents to map more than 380 suspected detention facilities in the far northwestern region.
Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai said this while responding to questions posed by Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) Rajya Sabha MP Vaiko.
Iran journalist gains refugee status in New Zealand after being under Australian detention for six years
After Boochani, an ethnic Kurd, fled from Iran he eventually made his way by boat to Australia's Christmas Island in 2013 and was later held on Manus Island.
When the Border Police suspect an individual’s nationality, it brings the matter to the notice of the Foreigners’ Tribunal.
To decongest the detention centres vis-à-vis COVID-19 pandemic, the SC had on April 13 directed the release of the declared foreigners who have been in detention for two years or more.
The judges were hearing a petition on Wednesday pertaining to the Supreme Court’s order of April 13 for the release of the inmates in view of the COVID-19 pandemic
A bench of Chief Justice S A Bobde and Justices L N Rao and M Shantanagoudar, referring to the top court's May 10, 2019 order, also lowered the personal bond amount from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 5,000.