The Assam Human Rights Commission scheduled a visit to Tezpur Central Jail on 1st February, 2019, in order to interact with the inmates and give a check on their overall condition.
The people identified as illegal foreigners, by the Foreigners Tribunal who were subsequently lodged in Tezpur Central Jail since several years, could not prove themselves to be genuine Indian citizens till date.
The Assam Human Rights Commission team was led by its chairman Justice T Vaiphei, who after interacting with the inmates stated that the suspected foreigners have failed to avail legal aid.
Justice Vaiphei, while in conversation with the media held that the matter of providing legal aid to the inmates should be taken up seriously as most of them belong to an unfavourable background, due to which they have failed to produce their valid documents in order to prove themselves as legal citizens of the country, The Assam Tribune reported.
Justice Vaiphei also made a visit to the Lokpriyo Gopinath Bordoloi Regional Institute of Mental Health, Tezpur, along with Sri Narsing Pawar, Deputy Commissioner of Tezpur; Mr K.K Sharma, ADC, Sonitpur; Miss Antara Sen, Assistant Commissioner, Sonitpur.
While addressing the media, Justice Vaiphei shared about his experience in the Mental Hospital, and held, ” I am happy to visit the Institute and find it so properly mantained. It is a magnificent institute and the patients are looked after very well.”