India rejects U.K. proposal on DNA tests for ‘illegal migrants’

Govt. refuses to sign pact citing ‘privacy issues’
India rejected a proposal by the UK to use DNA sampling to establish the nationality of illegal migrants living there citing “privacy issues.”
Although a Memorandum of Understanding on return of illegal migrants was initialled after due approval of the Union Cabinet in January by Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju, India refused to sign the final pact during the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to U.K. in April. As per the original MoU, security agencies in India were to verify the antecedents of illegal migrants without documents in the U.K. within 72 days and those with documents within 15 days.
Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/india-rejects-uk-proposal-on-dna-tests-for-illegal-migrants/article24684112.ece

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