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    Nepali territory encroached by India

    English_Xinhua 2009-05-21 11:35:34

    KATHMANDU, May 21 (Xinhua) -- The Legislature-Parliament's international relations and human rights committee said that in the course of its on-site visit in south Nepal, Nepali territory was encroached by Indian side, Nepali state-run newspaper The Rising Nepal reported Thursday.

    The total of 685 border pillars in the Bara district, some 80 km south of Kathmandu, some 264 were found lost.

    The information was based on the facts found from the on-site visit on Sunday and Monday by the committee led by Constituent Assembly (CA) member Nabindra Raj Joshi.

    The parliamentary team inspected pillar number 381, 382, 383 and 384 of Martihawa and the encroachment was found in Das Gaja area from both Nepali and Indian sides, said team coordinator Joshi.

    He added it was found during the inspection that the Indian side was attempting to capture land in Chhitkaiya of Bara district.

    Another local newspaper The Kathmandu Post on Thursday also reported, "it was found that in Chhitkaiya, where Pasaha River used to separate Nepal and India, the Indian side had unilaterally established a pillar (No. 342/11) that falls about a km inside Nepali territory, thus encroaching about 14 hectares of land."


    The inspection was made on the basis of information about the encroachment of Nepali territory by Indian side and comprehensive study will be undertaken about the Southern border in the days to come, said committee chairperson Padam Lal Biswokarma.

    http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/200905/21/content_11412438.htm
     
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    Indian Atrocity at its peak: Six Thousand Nepal citizens displaced

    Having failed to tackle the growing Chinese influence in the neighborhood from Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh to Myanmar, India is left with only one option, “Smash and Grab Nepal” through the extensive and excessive use of Nepali version of Lendup Dorjes.

    If the leaders would have been the real sons of mother Nepal then the six thousand men, women and children would not have been displaced form their own land in the district of Dang. The abhorrent behavior of the traditional neighbor in the South has been made public by the Kantipur Daily dated June 2, 2009, which appears to have exceeded all the limits.

    One Thousand families living along the Nepal-India border in the district of Dang walked two days nonstop to arrive at Deukhuri demanding security from the district administration. They have been whipped off from their own lands by India’s notorious Border Security Forces (BSF).

    “You can not stay here” quotes Purna Kumari Bista (70) the BSF men as saying, with tears in her eyes. Her voice is choked with emotion.

    “They burnt our houses, to save our lives we had to give-up our lands to the foreigners”, she adds.

    “The BSF pushed the border pillars 35 meters inside the Nepali territory”, Kantipur further quotes Mrs. Bista.

    “Several border pillars are already missing”, Bista says who comes all the way from Rajpur 7, Khangra border, Dang.

    Altogether, Nepali citizens living along 22 different locations along the border have been displaced. They come from Bhaisahi, Sunpathri, Khangra of Rajpur VDC and Baruwa, Patauli, Siriya, Sukauli, Gurung, Koialbas of Bela VDC.

    “Some are still stranded on the way to Deukhuri and some have gone back to their homes to bring their in-laws”, says Chandra Prakash Khadka of Dagamara area of Rajpur 9.
    “We have no food to eat and our children have already fallen sick”, he adds.

    “More than 15 girls have disappeared, we had to witness our mothers and sisters being raped by the Indians, we could do nothing”, says Khadka.

    “Fully armed Indian security personnel entered into our homes and they took our domestic animals and food stuffs”, says Cham Kumari Gharti(60) of Khangra of Rajpur 7.


    “If we utter a single word they thrash us, there is no one in the village who have not been thrashed by the Indian security forces”, she adds.The displaced who have come to Deukhuri have built temporary houses in the Karri Community Forest of Satbarai-2. The District Administrative Officer Mr. Rishiram Dhakal confirming the Indian atrocity says that the security environment in the Bordering area is really alarming.

    (The Report was prepared by Durgalal KC of Kantipur Daily)

    Telegraph Nepal : Indian Atrocity at its peak: Six Thousand Nepal citizens displaced
     
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    Indian border forces (BSF) just did not stop after removing int'l border pillars and invading vast Nepali land. Indians forces are raping and torturing Nepalese showing what indians are made of.
     
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    India encroaches Nepal’s territory: destroys 264 pillars

    by mnepali | May 20, 2009 at 05:08 am

    While Nepalis in Indo-Nepal border areas have been frequently complaining of border encroachment by India, the International Relations and Human Rights Committee (IRHRC) under Nepal’s Legislative Parliament has found a serious level of border encroachment by India in Nepal’s Bara district.


    A field study headed by the Committee’s Chairman and Constituent Assembly Member Nabindra Raj Joshi three days ago has revealed that India has encroached Nepal’s border by destroying 264 border pillars out of 685.


    The IRHRC Chairman Nabindra Raj Joshi informed reporters that India has also erected buildings in Nepal’s territory.

    Because Nepal’s Maoists tried to resist direct Indian interference in appointing temple’s priest and Army Chief, India has been openly exercising to re-consolidate in its favor the Nepal-based forces servile to it since long.


    Nepalis’ international lobbying for the sake of their national sovereignty and independence is extremely weak due to deep-seated servile character of various intellectual and political forces in the country.


    Ordinary masses strongly believe that the chief political leaders of the Nepali Congress (NC) and the Unified Marxist-Leninist (UML) are completely manipulated by Indian rulers.

    India encroaches Nepal?s territory: destroys 264 pillars | NowPublic News Coverage
     
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    its really hard to believe. i can not believe this until something concrete comes. may be sponsored propaganda.
     
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    Power hungry, and they will most certainly build on their predecessors, the British who colonized India first.
    Seems that India has taken over that mentality of the British during the colonial times.
     
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    :hitwall::hitwall::hitwall::hitwall::hitwall:
    Here is a link to the news item

    http://www.zeenews.com/news537026.html
     
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    Indian BSF had already displaced 6000 Nepalese, raped them and loot their homes. And indians looking for propaganda scapegoat???? India using play book of Nazis in its neighborhood. Indian did the same with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Srilanka and Pakistan.

    Before doing that indian installed their stooge PM and chief of army in Nepal so invasion goes smoothly. Same way indians installed stooges in Bangladesh and trying to control Bangladesh.


     
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    Displaced number 2000, run out of food; Nepali land 'encroached'

    RUDRA KHADKA

    SATBARIYA, Dang, June 3: Some 2000 Nepalis from villages on Nepal-India border who have been displaced due to alleged harassment by Indian border security forces are running out of the meager food stuff they brought with them.

    These people from the bordering Rajpur, Koilabas, Bela and Gobardiha villages have been staying in the Kari community forest adjoining the East-West Highway in Dang district.

    The number of displaced due to harassment by India´s border security force -- Sashastra Surakshya Bal (SSB) -- is increasing. Even on Tuesday, some 250 came to Satbariya. Many are still on the highway not knowing where to go.



    Homeless due to harassment.
    Rudra Khadka

    Karma Roka, 28, of Kalyankoti in Rajpur has a supply of just half a kilogram of rice. Karma, who has two daughters, left her village on May 28 after threats from the Indian security personnel. She had 5 kg of rice then.

    "I don´t know what will happen once the remaining rice is consumed," Karma told myrepublica.com. Her husband has gone to India in search of job.

    These villagers have accused SSB of harassing them, especially the women. Reports surface from time to time about SSB´s "high-handedness" and notorious behavior against Nepal citizens. But neither Nepal government nor its Indian counterpart have been able to restrain the SSB.

    "The Indian side harassed us because we are Nepalis and the Nepal government never bothered about us," said another displaced Deviram BK. "Either the government should ensure security in our villages or help settle us at a secure place."

    Of the 22 transit points on the international border, just Koilabas and Khangi have police posts. Robbers and goons from India often raid these four villages, the displaced allege but rue that there is no protection from the district administration.

    Some people get "displaced" from their villages in the hope of getting land from the government, officials of Kari community forest that occupies an area of 47o hectares, said. They also said that some of the "displaced" have started "capturing" community and private forest areas.

    Indian encroachment on Nepali territory alleged



    Displaced are living in a forest.


    Some of the displaced also accuse the India forces of encroaching on Nepali territory, another charge that comes up frequently. While the Nepali government officials maintain a conspicuous silence, the Indian officials deny it.

    Nepalis in these bordering villages have accused the SSB of shifting the border demarcation pillars toward Nepali territories.

    Spokesperson of Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) Dinanath Sharma issued a press release in Kathmandu on Tuesday, condemning the "encroachment". The party has termed it an encroachment on Nepal´s sovereignty.

    The press release said that India´s SSB has burnt houses, beat people, raped women in villages in Koilabas, Patauli, Siriya, Sukauli, Gurung and Bhaisahi in Dang and Jhitkaiya, Badki, Fubariya, and Basantpur in Bara district.

    "Dispute about Susta, Maheshpur, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura has long prevailed," Sharma said. India´s neighboring, small and weak nations have been suffering due to its traditional, feudalistic, bullying and expansionist policy."

    Meanwhile, the Ministry of Home Affairs in Kathmandu has instructed the Dang administration to conduct a field study of the displaced and report to it. It has also asked the Department of Survey to look into the complaints of shifting of border pillars.

    MYREPUBLICA.com - News in Nepal: Fast, Full & Factual
     
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    Nepal in grip of anti-India frenzy

    By Sudeshna Sarkar, Kathmandu, June 4 : Nepal's ruling Communist party and the Maoists Thursday joined forces to condemn the growing 'encroachment' of the republic's border areas by India and 'atrocities' by India's border security forces while student organisations said it would launch street protests.


    "Nearly 6,000 people have been displaced from Dang district," former deputy prime minister and home minister Bam Dev Gautam of the ruling Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist (UML) told journalists after 18 parties met Thursday to discuss reports in the local media of widespread displacement in more than 20 villages in the district since the past two days.

    "Indian security forces have been coming over to Nepali land with arms, assaulting villagers and raping women," the former minister said.

    Calling it a serious attack on Nepal's sovereignty, the 18 parties said in a joint statement that they were forming a committee to monitor the situation in the border areas and suggest measures to alleviate the distress of the displaced villagers.

    Gautam said encroachment by India has also been reported in Bara district in southern Nepal.

    The Indian embassy in Kathmandu said it has received no intimation from the Nepal government on this issue.

    On Wednesday, the Maoists, who blame India for the fall of their nine-month government, raised the issue in parliament, accusing the new government of Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal of being a `puppet' that had failed to protect its own people.

    With the growing allegations, the Indian embassy in Kathmandu is under mounting fire.

    On Wednesday, five small parties demonstrated in front of the Indian embassy at Lainchaur. More protests before it are in the offing with 12 student organisations affiliated to 12 political parties Thursday announcing a protest movement.

    The student groups said they will submit a memorandum to the prime minister as well as to the Indian ambassador to Nepal, Rakesh Sood.

    In the farwest, a group of people have started a campaign `Mato Bachao Abhiyan' - Save our soil.

    Led by a writer, Hembabu Lekhak, the group is campaigning in Kalapani, the disputed 372 sq km area at the junction of India, Nepal and China that Nepal says has been taken over by Indian security forces.

    Nepal's home ministry said it has asked the chief district officer of Dang to submit a report on the alleged atrocities by India's Seema Suraksha Bal, a border force, and the ensuing exodus of panic-stricken villagers.

    Nepal in grip of anti-India frenzy .:. NewKerala - India 's Top Online Newspaper
     
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    Bangladeshi infiltration: Threat to costal security


    Orissa has one of the largest coastlines, stretching over 480 kms along the Bay of Bengal. But, as regards the security measures taken to plug any illegal and terror related influx from outside, there are still many question marks.

    ORISSA HAS one of the largest coastlines, stretching over 480 kms along the Bay of Bengal. But, as regards the security measures taken to plug any illegal and terror related influx from outside, there are still many question marks.

    Right from the ITR Chandipur, near Balasore, Wheeler Island close to the Dhamra port (which comprise of several defence-related establishments of utmost importance) and other strategic points like Paradeep Port, etc are not adequately secure. On Several occasions, in the past, fishing vessels from Myamar, Thailand and most frequently from Bangladesh had been seized by the forest authorities or the coast guard.

    The coast passing along Kendrapara springs several surprises, as the illegal influx of Bangladeshis continue. Today, areas like Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur coast have become mini-Bangladesh as the migrant population keeps ballooning every year.

    The influx of Bangladeshi immigrants in the coastal patches along the Mahanadi deltaic region, which possesses the country’s second largest mangrove cover, has started since the seventies and it has posed a serious problem to the local administrations in Kendrapara. Under the shadows of the political parties, these intruders have apparently bolstered their own fate in the alien land at the cost of the locals and destroying the region’s fragile eco-system. They have also turned these areas into a safe haven for illegal activities.

    The Bangladeshi infiltrators manage to intrude in the coastal Kendrapara district, every year, during in the month of May - September in order to settle in the dollar spinning prawn business near the coasts. Some also come to their relatives’ houses, who have settled in the coastal districts, to help their relatives in prawn farming. During the month of September, some of the Bangladeshi immigrants manage to return to their country after harvesting prawns and some illegally manage to settle permanently in the coastal pockets of Rajnagar and Mahakalpada blocks.

    According to official sources, the Bangladeshi immigrants have infiltrated into the coastal Kendrapara district in two phases. The influx of Bangladeshi nationals had started in the year 1947 during the partition of Bangladesh and it became more pronounced after the Bangladeshi Liberation War in 1971 and has been rapidly rising since then. The maximum chunk of illegal immigrants from Bangladesh and the illegal settlement has gone unabated since the eighties, as these people had taken the sea route to reach in these areas and settle here.

    In the year 1956, nearly 1250 Bangla immigrants were rehabilitated as registered refugees and resettled in the coastal pockets of Rajnagar assembly constituency. During the 1980s, the number of immigrants was only 20,000 but now their number is more than 60,000, said a septuagenarian registered refugee, Nepali Sarkar, of Tubi.

    Most of the Bangla immigrants have been coming from the district of Jashore, Khulna, Barishal and Faridpur districts of Bangladesh.

    The Bangladeshi intruded into Kendrapara and they took the sea-route to land here. All the illegal immigrants concealed their nationality and posed themselves as owing their origin from Midnapur in West Bengal. With the immigrants bearing the striking similarity in physical appearance and mother tongue with that of the locals, who have migrated from West Bengal, had settled in the coastal pockets of Rajnagar, Mahakalpada and Pattamundai block, official sources stated.

    The villages, where illegal settlement of Bangladeshi were residing, are identified as Dangamal, Talachua, Rangani, Gupti, Bhitarkanika, Gahirmatha, Benakanda, Ramanagar, Jamboo, Kharnashi, Batighar., Pitapat, Kulapatia, Barajabahakuda, Ahirajpur, Vecta, amarabati, manjulapalli, Daityaprasad, Bahakud, Rajapatana, Birabhanjapur, Bhanjaprasad,Tiakyatnagar, Krushnanagar, Rajendranagar, Uddyana, kanakanagar, Kalatunga and Guladia. In these villages more than 70 per cent Bangla infiltrators are now unauthorised residents.

    While areas like Chandballi, Rajnagar, Jamboo, Ramnagar, Kharinasi, Batighar, Mahakalpada, have turned into hub for intruders from across the border, political coupled with administrative support is said to have given boost to unsavory trend of infiltration. Locals alleged that with the infiltrators getting the political patronage, their unlawful stay was legalised over the years with sizeable number of them availing ration cards, voter’s identity card and BPL cards and allegedly enjoyed government benefits.

    These Bangla infiltrators, destroying the mangrove cover in the coastal belt, have turned it either to some home-stead land or paddy fields as a result the illegal immigrants seemingly invited ecological disaster to the area. Massive prawn farming operation by them also brought about environmental degradation in several ways, alleged locals.

    About 60 clusters of hamlets inhabit in the fringes of Bhitarkanika National Park and several villages have developed illegally within the sanctuary limits in the last half a decade by decimating mangroves. These areas are yet to be notifies as reserve forest area, adding to the complexities of protecting the unique mangrove forest, said forest officials of Rajnagar Mangrove forest.

    The Bangladeshi infiltrators have also created the Bhitarkanika National park area into a safe haven for their criminal activities.

    The local police had arrested some Bangladeshi immigrants in the year 2004 from Mahakalpada area on the alleged charge of circulating counterfeit currency notes of Rs 100 and Rs 500 denomination in Jamboo, Kharanashi, Talachua , Dangamal and Rangani areas. The local police had seized counterfeit currency notes and some printing machinery, etc, which were used for the making of counterfeit currency notes.

    In 2001, the Rajnagar police had also unearthed six illegal radio stations, which operated in the sea-side hamlets of Rajnagar block .Local police had arrested one Bakuram Dey, on the alleged charge of operating the fake radio stations.

    According to police, the radio stations, which were unearthed by the police, were established at Balabhadrapur, Baradia, Kuitkulla, Dushigaon, Odasahi and Dhamara village by the Bangladeshi immigrants. Through this radio station, the Bangla infiltrators had allegedly sent some valuable information about defence to their country.

    Several cases of temple burglary and idol thefts in Rajnagar block were committed by these Bangladeshi infiltrators. Police also arrested about dozen Bangla immigrants on the alleged charge of selling the idols in the adjoining areas of Rajnagar, informed sources in the police department.

    Every now and then, these Bangla infiltrators commit wildlife crimes. In last five years, the local police and forest officials arrested more than 40 Bangla immigrants on the alleged charges of poaching more than 45 endangered migratory bird species, 15 deer, six boars and a dozen of Olive Ridley sea turtles. The police have also seized antlers, hide and raw venison from their possession during the raids, informed police sources.

    These Bangla immigrants are also involved in luring the gullible girls to West Bengal and outside the district with ulterior motives and later engaged them in the flesh trade or immoral trafficking. Some even lured the girls by giving false assurance of attractive marriage and job offers. The poverty stricken parents easily fall prey to such offers and the girls ended up in the flesh trade, informed police sources.

    More than 2,000 cases have been registered in the local courts regarding the problems of Bangladeshi immigrants and about 60-70 percent case’s decision are going against the state government

    Even after three years of the state government serving Quit India notice under the Foreigners’ Act, 1948, to at least 1551 Bangladeshi immigrants, who had come to the seaside villages after December 16, 1971, and have been residing in the coastal pockets of Mahakalpada block, but the deportation drive of 1551 Bangladeshi immigrants is yet to start.

    The state government is sitting silent on the deportation drive of the Bangladeshi immigrants allegedly by encouraging them to reside illegally in the coastal patches and spreading crimes in the areas. Locals alleged that more than 3000 Bangla immigrants have allegedly infiltrated to the coastal pockets and they were residing in Kajalapatia, Batighar, Bahakuda,Kharanashi and Pitapata after the district administration served Quit India notice, on January 15, 2005.

    The apparent intention is that sizeable section from this particular community may turn into the vote-bank in the coming general polls .The state government does not want to deport Bangladeshi immigrants, as the Bangladeshis immigrants have proved to be a major vote bank for the local political leaders, who tasted victory in the past. With much political interests at stake, the state government has either ignored the issue or launched steps detrimental to infiltrators’ interest haphazardly, alleged Ranjan Sahu, a local resident.

    It seems the state government might have dragged its feet over the deportation subject without taking up the matter further, for which the final report for deportation of the Bangla immigrants is lying idle on the state government’s table, according to official sources.

    To corroborate the point, the locals reiterate that a mere two thousand odd members of the community have been identified till date even though not less than 40,000 illegal immigrants are firmly ensconced in these parts. The Bhitarkanika National Park is the country’s only wildlife sanctuary where such immense population pressure is rising day by day. As senior state government officials from this part informed the dictate from the higher-ups in the past years had slowed down the move on this sensitive issue.

    A drive to detect these foreign nationals was undertaken, in 2003, for the last time and since then the joint exercise by police and revenue staff of the district administration is yet to happen, the locals alleged.

    The Coast Guard personals have recently enhanced vigil in the sea route of Bay of Bengal keeping in view on the basis of threat perception from the sea route by Bangladeshi intruders after the terrorists, who sneaked into Mumbai via sea route and attacked Taj, Oberai hotels and Nariman house in Mumbai.

    Two ships ‘Suchitra Krupalini’ and ‘Rama Devi’ reached Paradeep Port on first week of December from West Bengal’s Haladia Port to monitor the coastline of the state to mitigate possible threat of cross-border activities and intrusion of Bangladeshis into the coastal pockets of Mahakalapada and Rajnagar block.

    But the role of Coast Guard is limited and the state government has yet not been able to establish essentially required 18 Costal police stations, including Paradeep and Jamboo, despite the repeated advice from the Centre.

    Experts strongly feel that the said migrants are the baseline informers for their native perpetrators of unrest. The situation is indeed pathetic and if any outside elements design some plot, they could enjoy a walk-over, like breeze. Is anyone listening?

    Bangladeshi infiltration: Threat to costal security
     
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    Demographic Invasion Of Assam By Bangladeshi Muslim Immigrants?


    Looks like the Bangladeshi Muslims are ‘invading’ North East India and turning these small border states into parts of “Greater Bangladesh”. Well thats if you believe the HINDUvta mobs in India.

    Dhananjay Mathur

    Demographic Invasion Of Assam By Bangladeshi Muslim Immigrants

    Presence of illegal Bangladeshi Muslim immigrants in India is nothing new. In almost every district of states like Assam, Tripura or West Bengal one can easily identify Bangladeshi Muslim immigrants by their Urdu-mixed Bengali and typical accent. However over last fifteen years or so this problem of illegal immigration has taken a new alarming shape. Recent statistics clearly show that North Eastern states, especially Assam have become the victims of demographic invasion due to illegal Muslim migration from Bangladesh.

    In the political arena, the person who recently studied this migration phenomenon in an elaborate manner and analyzed the situation in quite some depth is Lt. Gen. (retd) S K Sinha, Assam’s present Governor. Sinha was appointed as Governor of Assam in August 1997 by the then United Front Central Government replacing Loknath Mishra. Sinha’s appointment came at a time when insurgency has resurfaced in the State and the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) government headed by P K Mahanta was facing flak from the people.

    In March 1999, Sinha submitted a 42-page report to President K R Narayanan drawing his attention to the influx of Bangladeshi immigrants into lower Assam regions. Sinha, a retired lieutenant general who served in the area as an army officer for many years, is well aware of the problems caused in the region by infiltration. Before preparing the report titled ‘Illegal immigration into Assam’, he held prolonged discussions on the subject with several people from varied backgrounds and different shades of opinion. He also extensively toured the areas of Assam bordering Bangladesh.

    The report stated that illegal influx of Bangladeshi Muslims into the state may lead to serious consequences, and could threaten the national security. Sinha observed, “The long-cherished design of Greater Bangladesh, making inroads into the strategic land link of Assam with the rest of [India], can lead to severing the entire land mass of the North-East, with all its rich resources, from the rest of the country. This will have disastrous strategic and economic consequences.”

    The report provided an accurate picture of how the Bangladeshi Muslims have settled along the river Brahmaputra, stretching from western Assam’s Dhubri district to eastern Assam’s Lakhimpur district. “The ground reality is that, of late, almost all the illegal migrants coming into Assam are Muslims,” Sinha pointed out. With statistical tools and analysis, the report also gave a detailed picture of how the influx of illegal migrants is fast turning the lower Assam districts into a Muslim-majority region. It also clearly stated that it would only be a matter of time when a demand for their merger with Bangladesh will be made and the loss of lower Assam will sever the entire landmass of the northeast from the rest of India. The statistics provided in the report gave a shocking but accurate snapshot of the demographic invasion that is going on in Assam. 57 of Assam’s 126 constituencies were found to have more than 20 per cent increase in the number of voters between 1994 and 1997 whereas the all-India average is just 7.4 per cent. Statistical Analysis showed that Muslim population in Assam has shown a rise of 77.42 per cent over what it was in 1971 (there was no census in Assam in 1981). Officials found that four districts in the state (Dhubri, Goalpara, Barpeta and Hailakandi) are already Muslim-majority whereas three more are fast approaching that stage. At the time of Independence, only Dhubri was a Muslim-majority district. And even by very conservative estimates, at least 1.5 million illegal Bangladeshi immigrants are said to be living in the state of Assam.

    S K Sinha’s report also pointed out the ineffectiveness of the controversial Illegal Migrants Determination by Tribunal Act (IMDT) which was enacted by Congress Government in 1983 only for the state of Assam. Although the outward and superficial objective of the act was to detect and deport illegal immigrants in Assam, there were obviously ulterior political motives behind it. Under the hood of “providing adequate safety measures against the harassment of minorities” Congress Government created this act which provided them with convenient legal framework to convert illegal Bangladeshi Muslim immigrants to eligible voters. The basic flaw cited by critics of the act is that the onus of furnishing the proof of a person’s citizenship rests with the complainant, and not the person whose citizenship is in doubt. Also according to this act, a ration card is more than sufficient for proof of domicile. For past few years, Congress and CPM parties have been issuing these cards illegally to the Muslim immigrants to fulfill their political agenda.

    The IMDT act was also found highly impractical, as currently there are only 16 tribunals functioning in Assam meant for detecting thousands of illegal Muslim immigrants. Considering the fact the Foreigners’ Act of 1946 is in force for the rest of India to detect illegal immigrants, IMDT is also very discriminatory to the people of Assam.

    Although there have been attempts earlier to scrap the act, so far every single attempt has been unsuccessful. Students of Assam under the banner of All Assam Student Union took up the cause and launched an agitation for about six years starting from 1984 to 1990. In 1997, the issue raised a storm when former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda promised the All Assam Students Union to carry out a repeal in order to make the act more effective. However, Gowda had to backtrack in the face of strong opposition from the Congress, which was supporting the United Front government. In 1998 when BJP Government was in power, in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha during a session of parliament, Union home minister L K Advani said: “The scrapping of the IMDT Act, 1983, is under consideration of the government”. It was one of the major promises made by the BJP in Assam during the Lok Sabha elections; a promise that helped the party win new support among the Hindus of Assam, which was clearly reflected in the election results. Congress and Communist party members expectedly and vehemently opposed BJP’s move. Surprisingly even AGP Government at that time came up with an illogical argument that they would not support the BJP on this issue as the party considered only Muslim nationals living in Assam as illegal migrants. AGP conveniently forgot that record shows that 98 percent of the illegal Bangladeshi immigrants in Assam are Muslim and the remaining two percent which are Hindu, had to take political refuge in India because of the state-sponsored Islamic oppression on them in Bangladesh. However the real cause of Assam’s Chief Minister P K Mahanta’s reluctant regarding this issue is different. He himself very well knows that scraping of IMDT act means a significant loss of Muslim votes for AGP. This is really ironic considering the fact that Prafulla Mahanta is a product of AASU, the organization whose sole aim was to repeal the IMDT act.

    Prafulla Kumar Mahanta of Assam is not the only political figure in country to gain advantage of the growing problem of illegal immigration. In fact, his counterpart in West Bengal, Mr. Jyoti Basu has already excelled in the minority vote bank politics and has amply demonstrated in numerous occasions how low he can stoop to achieve his dirty political ambition. Not long ago, the sympathy wave emanating from minority votebank politics had blinded the CPI(M) cadre in West Bengal when the organized communist mob had forcibly freed the illegal Bangladeshi nationals deported by Maharashtra administration from Mumbai at Kharagpur and Howrah railway stations. In March 1997 however, the former Union Home Minister Indrajit Gupta (a hardcore communist) himself admitted that India has an estimated 10 million foreigners living illegally in the country.

    In his report, “Illegal immigration into Assam”, Lt. General Sinha pointed out that when India was partitioned in 1947, Assam would have been part of East Pakistan if it hadn’t been for the vehement opposition of the late ‘Lokapriya’ (People’s Beloved) Gopinath Bordoloi. Failure to get Assam included in East Pakistan remained a source of abiding resentment in Pakistan. Sinha has quoted Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, who once wrote, “One at least is nearly as important as the Kashmir dispute, that of Assam and some districts of India adjacent to East Pakistan. To these Pakistan has very good claims.” Sinha has drawn attention to the fact that even a pro-India politician like Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Father of Bangladesh, had observed, “Because Eastern Pakistan must have sufficient land for its expansion and because Assam has abundant forests and mineral resources, Eastern Pakistan must include Assam to be financially and economically strong.” Sinha also gave a breakdown of suspected illegal immigrants in India by state: West Bengal has 5.4 million, Assam 4 million, Tripura 0.8 million, Bihar 0.5 million, Maharashtra 0.5 million, Rajasthan 0.5 million and Delhi 0.3 million.

    Pointing out that leading intellectuals in Bangladesh have been making out a case for ‘lebensraum’ for their country, Sinha warned, “No matter how friendly our relations with Bangladesh, we can ill afford to ignore the dangers inherent in a demographic invasion from that country.” “We must not allow any misconceived notions of secularism to blind us to these realities,” he has said. “Concrete steps must be taken on a war footing to ensure that the borders are as nearly sealed as possible and the unabated flood of infiltration is reduced to a trickle.”

    Other than the obvious imbalance in economic and social infrastructure, illegal Muslim migration in Assam has one more disastrous implication. Here it will not be out of place to mention that the Indian military intelligence, about four years back, had unearthed an ISI plot of pushing Bangladeshi Muslims into India with a view to swelling their numbers in the border districts of Assam and West Bengal. The aim was to tilt the demographic balance heavily in their favor so as to create in the long run fertile religious grounds for the demand for a new pro-Pakistan state. The ISI seems to be succeeding in its design as the demographic equilibrium has been disturbed to a great extent, rendering the original inhabitants a minority in their own land. According to chief of the army’s eastern command, ISI is steadily spreading its wings in northeastern states and West Bengal. The Pakistani agency was not only using West Bengal as a corridor to the north- eastern region where it was supplying arms to the insurgents, but the Muslim- dominated border districts of other eastern states were also getting its increasing attention.

    Recent developments in Assam are clear indication to the fact that Muslim organizations are well in control of terrorism in Assam. In May, 1999 the Indian Government received sensational information clearly indicating direct contact between a group of Kashmiri Muslim Terrorists and two extremist Muslim terrorist outfits of Assam - Muslim Tiger Force and Revolutionary Muslim Commandos. These Muslim groups which operate in the NorthEast states owe their allegiance to the Harkat-ul-Mujahideen and Lashkar-e-Toiba, two of the world’s most murderous Islamic terrorist groups.

    Two other Muslim militant organizations, namely, Muslim Liberation Tigers of Assam (MLTA) and Muslim Liberation Army (MLA) are training batches of Muslim terrorists and criminals in Jammu and Kashmir, particularly in Poonch and Rajouri sectors. Yet another sensational connection has been unearthed with the discovery of a recent clandestine visit by Muslim terrorists belonging to the Muslim Liberation Tigers of Assam to Kashmir and Rajouri sector as “tourists”. The captured terrorists revealed that Pakistan is pumping immense sums of money into the northeastern region of India with periodic messages from across the border to have a particular portion of the money thus received transferred to the “specified” persons in Jammu and Kashmir. Since 1990 more than NINE Muslim terrorist organizations have taken root in Assam alone. Today terrorist organizations in Assam like Muslim Liberation Army, Muslim Liberation Tigers of Assam, Muslim Security Force, Islamic United Reformation Protest of India, United Muslim Liberation Front of Assam, Revolutionary Muslim Commandos, Islamic Liberation Army of Assam, Islamic Sevak Sangh, Muslim Tiger Force etc enjoy moral and financial support from International Islamic fundamentalist groups and figures such as Osama Bin Laden.

    Its about time Indian Government realizes that its just not a local problem to state of Assam, but is a threat to the National security of India. Its about time the state Government of Assam realizes that because of its politics of minority votebank, residents of Assam will be victims of a bloodier Islamic aggression than that Kashmir has observed. The following suggestions by Lt. General S K Sinha regarding the illegal Bangladeshi migrant in NorthEast should be immediately acted upon by both Central and State Governments as a bare minimum precautionary step for the sake of the entire country:

    The highly discriminatory Illegal Migration Determination Tribunal Act for the state of Assam, which has proved its futility over the last 15 years, should be repealed and the Foreigners’ Act of 1946 should be used for detection and deporting of illegal Bangladeshi immigrants. Officials from outside Assam be deputed for this task.

    The Border Security Force battalions deployed in the state should not be given the responsibility of holding unduly extended frontages. As in Punjab, a battalion should hold a frontage of just 30km. Additional BSF battalions should be provided and diversion of the personnel for other duties must be avoided.

    The National Register of Citizens should be updated and computerized and a separate register of stateless citizens should also be maintained.

    Multi-purpose photo identity cards should be given to all nationals, with a higher priority accorded to districts bordering Bangladesh.

    If the Central Government of India and the affected states do not work closely to come up with an effective solution to this ever-growing demographic menace, the situation can become explosive, severely jeopardizing the national security of India. Any negligence towards this issue of Muslim immigration might very well produce many more Kargils in the North Eastern regions of India.

    Demographic Invasion Of Assam By Bangladeshi Muslim Immigrants? | UK Asian Blog
     
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  14. white_pawn

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    See idune, everyone can bring up lots of stories from the internet and paste it in the forum, but its always better to ready both the side instead just copying and pasteing things from over one sided thaughts.

    Hope you would understand.
     
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    I don't think there is anything to understand from your desperate and childish post. As evidence are piling up on indian raping and looting, more deception and lie are only things expected from indians.

    What you posted are propaganda STORY of migration; propaganda as pretext for ethnic cleansing against indian Muslim population. Nonetheless, you try to equate migration with systematic inidan occupation of neighbors land, raping and looting innocent people of other country. That goes to show indian mindset.

    This thread is not about Bangladesh but showing how india is encroaching and occupying land from neighboring country. How indian forces practice raping and looting in Nepal and elsewhere in neighborhood.
     
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