The Supreme Court has directed the Assam government to provide details on the number of people declared foreigners and deported in the last 10 years.

The apex court has asked the state government to provide data stating the period for which these foreign inmates have been sent to detention centers in Assam.

The court has also sought details on the number of people deported after being declared as foreigners by the tribunals.

A bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi has now posted the matter for further hearing on February 19.

Activist Harsh Mander had filed a PIL seeking direction to the authorities to ensure humane treatment of those detained in the detention centers in Assam.