Thiruvananthapuram: The Pinarayi government has decided to build a detention camp in Kerala despite the declaration that it is against the Citizenship Amendment Act. The State Government had announced that the Citizenship Amendment Act would not be implemented in Kerala. The Social Justice department, which is run by the same government, initiated the process of constructing the detention camp. This has been reported, including national media.
The detention camp is being built to house the foreigners who are staying in Kerala illegally. As part of this, the Social Justice Department has asked the Home Department to report the number of foreigners in prisons.
The department can scout for a building for the facility only after getting an idea of the requirement. Currently, no buildings in the department are available. Either new buildings would have to be taken on rent or constructed and the likely number of inmates was required for the purpose, said a senior Government official.
However, it has been alleged that Pinarayi’s government has decided to not implement the Act but is secretly imposing the law and showing hypocrisy.