On 2nd November 2018, the Supreme Court of India had directed the state of Assam to complete the process of reuniting separated families in detention centres within a period of 10 days. There were at the time 47 declared foreign nationals who were supposed to be transferred for the purpose of being reunited. Studio Nilima, an organisation that calls itself a “collaborative network for research and capacity building”, has pointed out in a letter to the Commissioner and Secretary of Assam’s Home and Political Department that more than a year and a half since that SC direction, two minor male children of declared foreigners are being held along with their fathers in the District Jail in Goalpara while the respective mothers are in the District Jail in Kokrajhar.