Yasin Bhatkal arrested on Nepal border
The arrest of Indian Mujahideen founder and dreaded terrorist Yasin Bhatkal in Bihar near India-Nepal border on August 29 leaves no doubt now that the Indo-Nepal border is freely being used by terrorists and anti-India elements as a transit point. It requires an increased surveillance in the entire border region and also to check the loophole in the national security. Organiser in issue dated September 1, 2013 had extensively reported the vulnerability of Indo-Nepal border in detail.
In the reports ‘Beehive of Islamic terrorists’ from Tanakpur/Banbasa and ‘Nepal: A hub of anti-Bharat terrorists’ from Gorakhpur, Organiser exposed how the porous border is being misused by Islamic terrorists and smugglers for smuggling fake currency and drugs in India. Around 1,924 border pillars are missing from the border and heavy encroachments are being made on the no-man’s land. The Muslim population has swollen enormously in this area and many illegal mosques, madrasas and colonies have mushroomed here providing a safe haven to these terrorists. The jehadis are taking full advantage of the mushrooming of madrasas and mosques in the border areas.
How easily and comfortably terrorists use this border can be understood by the fact that Yasin Bhatkal was confident enough to cross over the border even though Tunda was arrested just a few days before on August 17. It is time for the Government of India to work in collaboration with the Nepalese Government and try to curb such activities; and the people of India must pay their attention to these much overlooked stark realities concerned with the national security.