Goalpara, Assam: India’s largest detention center is almost ready for the victims of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) list. The detention center is in a remote area of Assam state’s Goalpara district in northeast India. According to the authorities, the detention center will be ready to function from April 2020. It is built in open land on its three sides and a road linking it to the main city of Guwahati in the front.
Spread around nearly 300,000 square feet of land, the detention center can house 3,000 people. Initially, the center will have a dining area, hospital, school, recreational center, and two separate lodging facilities for inmates. Male and female detainees will live into separate areas divided by a six feet red-colored wall.
Furthermore, surrounded by two external walls, the detention center has also six watchtowers for round-the-clock monitoring.
Earlier, the NRC list issued in Assam last year declared 1.9 million people as illegal migrants, who now face either detention or deportation. The Indian government is also facing severe backlash on introducing NRC and Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) from the masses. The NRC, CAA combine will leave thousands of Muslims homeless as illegal migrants.