Centre must permit Karnataka to deport overstaying foreigners: Parameshwara

Home Minister G Parameshwara on Saturday said the Centre would have to permit Karnataka to deport overstaying foreign nationals.

Reacting to media questions on overstaying foreign students, Parameshwara said there is a standing instruction to the police to take action against overstaying foreigners. “However, we do face certain constraints. Deportation may not be appreciated by foreign embassies. Hence, I am looking at the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to deal with this issue. We want the Centre’s permission.”

Asked how many foreign students are overstaying in Bengaluru, he said they could be between 1,500 and 2,000. “We are very clear about foreign nationals overstaying in the state. They should either get their visas renewed or get out of the state,” the minister said.

Dasarahalli MLA S Muniraju on Saturday raised concerns over peace and harmony in his constituency due to trouble created by a section of the Africans living here.
While addressing the public during the inauguration of the the new Bagalgunte police station, he said: “The state government should end the menace created by a section of Africans.”

According to the MLA, there are over 20,000 non-Karnataka and foreign students living in the Dasarahalli constituency alone. “Students from foreign countries, especially the African countries, are creating problems for local residents. Two Nigerians nationals mowed down a woman by recklessly driving a car, which became an international issue a few months ago. When local residents object to their behaviour, foreign students raise questions about their safety and security in the city. Considering the reputation of Bengaluru and interests of the local residents, tough action should be taken against such people,” he said.
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He has failed to ensure law & order: BJP
BJP state general secretary and MLA C T Ravi on Saturday said Home Minister G Parameshwara had failed to ensure law and order in the state. The state has witnessed more than 80 political murders ever since the Congress came to power in the state.

Attack on a local leader in Yelahanka in Bengaluru on Friday is the latest one. The home minister has not been able to control the situation. For, he has been burdened with dual responsibility of state Congress president and the home minister, he told journalists here. Nearly 80% of the total political murders has remained unsolved. Parameshwara should either remain as the home minister or the State Congress president in the wake of deteriorating law and order, Ravi demanded.

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