The Bangla Cresent, a 90-minute film on Bangladeshi infiltrators
Menace makers from the east
By Pramod Kumar
There have been long discussions and massive demonstrations against the growing menace of Bangladeshi infiltrators in different parts of the country. Deportation exercises too have proved just an-eyewash. But the 90-minute film, The Bangla Crescent, produced by TV producer Mayank Jain, with sufficient evidences has presented the problem with a different outlook. The film claims that the threat of impending Bangladeshi terrorism is many times greater than the existing magnitude of cross border terrorism from Pakistan. Because, more than 1.5 crore Bangladeshi infiltrators already settled in India would provide sanctuaries for thousands of suicide bombers emerging from the 235 ISI and Al Qaida terrorists training camps in Bangladesh.
Talking to Organiser Shri Mayank Jain said the film is based on reports of various task forces constituted by the Government of India including the Task Force on Border Management headed by Madhav Godbole. This report was published during the NDA regime. ?Shri T.V. Rajeshwar Rao, former chief of Intelligence Bureau wrote several articles in various newspapers. General S.K. Sinha, who was Governor of Assam, had sent a report to the President in 1998. Shri Ajay Singh, who was also Governor of Assam, in his report, claimed that 6,000 Bangladeshis illegally enter Assam everyday. We also took note of the articles written by Shri Arun Shourie and also his books,? Shri Jain said.
Shri Jain has so far produced about 40 documentary films and has also directed more than 200 talk shows on television.
The documentary quotes Bangladeshi intellectual stalwarts like Taslima Nasreen and Salam Azad, who have made shocking revelations about the sufferings of minorities in Bangladesh. Salam Azad categorically said that the madrasas in Bangladesh teach forcible conversion and killings of non-Muslims. Azad added that the madrasas also teach raping of non-Muslim women because they are treated as mal-e-ganimat (war booty).
Shri Jain claimed that the film is the first ever expose of the preparations of jihadis stretching from the madrasas of Delhi to the madrasas of Bangladesh border. When asked to define a kafir, an eight year old boy, Zulfikar Ali Siddiquiya, at a madarsa parroted: ?Jo Allha ki baat nahin sunta, Nabi ke adesh ke mutabik nahin chalta?shaitan ki baat sunta hai, usay kafir kahete hain. On jihad the young talib (student) said: ?It means war-kafir ke saath Nabiji ke Musalmanon ki ladai.
One of the most disturbing evidences provided by the documentary is that 50-km made on the Indian side of the border, the original inhabitants are being pushed out by the flood of Bangladeshi infiltrators. These scared Hindus are relocating themselves to safer areas inside the Indian territory.
The film also details Operation Pin Code-the infiltration of 3,000 trained terrorists into Assam who have already found sanctuaries among the 50 lakh Bangladeshis in the State. The ISI and Jamat-e-Islami combine plan to carve out Islamistan in the North-east by severing the Chicken'sneck at the Siliguri corridor is now clearly visible. The film also shows the map of the proposed Mughalistan released by a Bangladeshi institute.
The film says the border fencing along Bangladesh is nothing but an eyewash. The fencing has been stopped at certain places where some part of a village comes in the way, which provides a safe road for infiltrators to enter India. The government stopped fencing instead of shifting certain families of the village to ensure security of the border. There are a number of such villages where Bangladeshis freely move across. In the film arrested infiltrators reveal that they enter India with the help of touts who charge Rs 15,00 per person.