Report No. 175
2. Problem of illegal Migration
2.1 The entry of illegal migrants and other undesirable aliens into India has posed a grave threat not only to our democracy but also to the security of India, especially in the eastern part of the country and Jammu and Kashmir.
2.2 The problem has attained gigantic proportions as is evident from an estimated population of about is million foreigners living unauthorizedly in India. This has aggravated the employment situation and has distorted the electoral rolls in some States. The undesirable activities of foreigners include smuggling of narcotic drugs, spreading terrorism and other such activities. It is, therefore, of utmost importance to devise foolproof administrative measures such as border fencing, modernized electronic surveillance system as well as an effective legislation to deal with the menace.
2.3 The present study is aimed at examining the existing legislation and suggesting appropriate revision to deal with the issue more effectively.