Nationwide campaign against infiltration

via Mahadev published on January 30, 2006

 Jan 30

Demanding immediate steps to arrest the infiltration of Bangaladeshi nationals into Assam and other parts of the country, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) has on Monday launched a 17-day nationwide campaign.

Launching the campaign in Gulbarga in Karnataka, the ABVP Organising Secretary for North Eastern, States Shyam Mogha, has said that illegal migration into Assam “should not be viewed as a regional matter as the national security was at stake. More than 50 lakh Bangladeshi migrants were illegally residing in Assam, 79 lakh in West Bengal and several lakhs in various other parts of the country”. 

As part of the Parishad’s efforts to create awareness among the masses, about the infiltration of Bangladeshis into the country over 50 delegates, including student leaders, journalists and social 
activists, would tour the nation, he was quoted as saying.He said that the ABVP would would submit memoranda to President A P J Abdul Kalam through the respective district headquarters, demanding him to immediately initiate measures to remove the names of infiltrators from electoral rolls, close the Indo-Bangladesh border, deploy more troops and erect a fence along the border areas. 

Mr Mogha alleged that “Bangladeshi migrants were illegally grabbing lands and encroaching upon forest lands, thus forming 3,000 new villages in Assam. The Government was providing illegal 
Bangladeshi migrants with ration cards and including their names in voters’ list, indirectly facilitating them to get Indian citizenship”. 

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