Mohanji to visit Assam
From Jyoti Lal Chowdhury, Silchar
IN view of the visit of Sarsanghachalak Mohan Bhagwat in the latter part of December to South Assam, RSS, VHP and Bajrang Dal has been active to mobilise and organise Hindus for a massive show of strength. This is also to convey the message that at this critical juncture, only an united face of Hindus can defeat the divisive and disruptive forces and warn both the UPA and the State against its weak-kneed policy to deal effectively with the influx of Bangladeshi infiltrators.
Of concern is the design hatched by Islamic fundamentalist forces in the bordering district of Karimganj with Bangladesh to intimidate Hindus and target their hearths and homes and even desecrate places of worships with the administration looking the other way. Quite interestingly, there have been instances when the Muslims clashed with Muslims over their internal intrigues and strifes, and the Hindus have been at the receiving end.
A college student Arhar Ahmed was murdered by a gang of criminals. Large parts of the Badarpur areas of Karimganj were in the grip of violence in the name of protest by the Muslims in general against police inaction to nab the criminals. Hindus were worst hit by the violence. Similarly, when the Congress MLA Rumi Nath from the area embraced Islam to marry a Muslim resulting in her brutal assault by an unidentified mob in a hotel of the border town, Muslim radical elements and fanatics created a reign of terror across south Assam, also known as Barak Valley. Hindus sees that this is a deeper conspiracy against them. While the two predominant Hindu majority districts of Kargimganj and Hailakandi of south Assam have become Muslim majority now, the other district of Cachar is on the edge to become one. This is owing to the unabated influx. Significantly, seventy per cent of Hindus of this Valley are refugees from East Pakistan, now Bangladesh.
Shri Mohan Bhagwat will be on a five day visit to the Valley from December 27 to 31. On the agenda will be a meet with the Hindu leaders from different parts of the State to have an indepth discussion on the situation in the State and to formulate strategy to respond to the growing threat perception. Leaders and workers of various Hindu outfits will have separate conclaves with him. Apart from Hailakandi and Karimganj, indigenous people of Assam have been reduced to minority in the districts of Nagaon, Barpeta, Dhubri and Goalpara. Four other districts are now facing the demographic topsy-turvy. Bajrang Dal called Assam bandh on August 27, 2012 was a total success.