Digvijay Singh’s comments on Hindu Bengalis flayed

published on February 21, 2011

One more insult to Hindus by Digivijay Singh. For him those Hindus who are forced out of Bangladesh are illegals. But for the Congress and other so called secularists the Muslims who have crossed over to India are Indian citizens to be accorded with special facilities. Some of our politicians have even recommended citizenship for such illegal immigrants. But as far as the hindus are concerned they should be left to the mercy of elements inimical to hindus to be killed, raped, converted. There is a hidden agenda behind all these by people like Digvijay Singh. Otherwise how can such people add insult to the injury already caused by partition on the basis of religion. The hindus have been left out, without even consulting them, to the mercy of these hostile forces who have reduced the hindu minority in Pakistan from over 20% to about 1% and Bangladesh from over 30% to about 7%.


Digvijay Singh’s comments on Hindu Bengalis flayed


GUWAHATI, Feb 20: Congress leader Digvijay Singh’s comments on Hindu Bengalis, who migrated to India from Bangladesh, at a public meeting at Karimganj on February 17 continue to draw flak from various organizations. This time the All Assam Bengali Youth Students’ Federation has come down heavily on the Congress general secretary and Assam in-charge for his ‘controversial’ comments.

In a press statement, Federation president Bimal Mahanayak said, “Digvijay Singh had said in the meeting that Hindu Bengalis who have migrated to India from Bangladesh are not refugees but illegal immigrants. Such a reckless comment coming  from a senior leader like him is sad. This comment only exposes his ignorance about the history of the country. We strongly condemn this comment.”

Mahanayak further said, “Political leaders used religion to divide this country in 1947 and Bengalis have been the worst sufferers of this religion-based politics. Digvijay Singh may not be aware of various legislation like the 1950 Assam Immigration Expulsion Act which lays down provisions for giving shelter to refugees. Hindu Bengalis were compelled by circumstances to leave East Pakistan and migrate to India. These people had played a significant role in India’s freedom struggle. So how can they be branded as ‘foreigners’?”

Mahanayak added, “Hindu Bengalis from Bangladesh should be recognized as refugees and not illegal immigrants. We appeal to Congress leaders to refrain from making such comments in the future.”

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