RSS Akhil Bharatiya Sah Sampark Pramukh Shri Ram Madhav slammed the UPA government for its poor and undemocratic policies on North-East issue and said the UPA is eyeing on 2014 elections through Bangladeshi infiltrator’s vote in North-East India. Participating in an intellectual conference in Bengaluru on September 1, he said, “We need to detect and disenfranchise the Bangladeshi infiltrators from the country. There is very little done by the Central government to deport them, just 1 per cent per 5 days, though the rate of infiltration is about 6,000 per day.” The programme was organised by Manthana, an intellectual platform, attended by nearly 300 citizens of Bengaluru.
In his keynote speech, former MP from Assam Shri Sarbananda Sonowal said in the last 32 years the indigenous people of Assam have been cornered and pushed to the status of minority due to the huge influx of illegal immigrants from Bangladesh. Every ruler, every politician, every media house and every administrator had information on this trend because time to time the intelligence input was being provided by several former secretaries of Home Ministry, directors of IB and DG of BDF through their write-ups in national dailies, magazines and through pamphlets. He said today out of 27 districts, 11 districts are lost to the infiltrators. Therefore, only 16 districts are left in the hands of the bonafide citizens of Assam. If we fail to protect even these from further illegal immigration, Bangladesh will have a stronger claim over parts of Assam citing the population of Muslims in these parts.
He emphasised that first we should compel the government to seal the entire border of 272 km completely and ensure that the army is deployed throughout and no lenience is given for any illegal entrants. As per the promise made in Assam Accord of 1985, the National Register of Indian Citizens in Assam needs to be updated. The earlier NRCs of 1950 and 1960 and the voters list of 1971 can be used to update the NRC and identify the true citizens and the foreign elements in Assam. Accomplishing this will be a major milestone in the solution to the North-East crisis.
(Rajesh Padmar in Bengaluru)