We are arrogant people. To couple that with the ignorance which we possess is a deadly sin. We have been trying to tackle Kashmir since last 6 decades; suddenly we see another monster with the name of Naxalism. It would not be very long before we see one more problem raising its ugly head. Bangladeshi infiltration!! It must be noted that we face problem not only from Pakistani borders but from Bangladeshi border too. While Pakistan has been aggressively trying to harm India, Bangladesh’s plan is more subtle and long term with disastrous consequences.
To put things into perspective, the problem has reached such gargantuan proportions that now the fate of this country is being decided by infiltrators who come here and settle with the help of our cheap-as-shit politicians for some votes. 53 out of 294 Assembly constituencies of West Bengal have a high concentration of Muslims who have entered India. Similarly, the future of 40 Assembly seats in Assam is actively decided by Bangladeshi infiltrators. Recently, Pranav Mukherji also accepted the validity of this problem. But astonishingly, this is not a new problem. Students of Assam have been actively trying to draw attention towards this since 1978. Our government, after characteristically promising to solve, has failed to deliver. Its own candidates have poached these infiltrators as vote-banks. They have been given voter-id cards, Indian citizenship and all the benefits reserved for citizens of India so that the perpetrators may come in power again and again. Vast swathes of land have been occupied and the indigenous people have been forced to leave their homes because of these foreigners. Now if you are reading the next few lines for the first time, you will laugh. I say this because I had laughed too when I heard it for the first time. Bangladeshi clerics and fanatics have been working on a plan to create ‘Greater Bangladesh’ or “Brihot Bangladesh’ which will consist of West Bengal, Assam, Bihar and Jharkhand. This phenomenon had started in 1960’s and 1970’s when due to the long porous borders and better economic conditions in India, Bangladeshis started migrating here. Soon the Congress politicians saw an opportunity in this situation and started poaching them for cheap electoral victories.
Even today, center is hellbent on not accepting the presence of this problem at the first place. AASU (All Assam Students Union) has been actively trying to attract government’s attention towards this problem but to no avail. Districts of Assam like Dhubri, Goalpara, Hailakandi, Karimganj, Cachar are entirely Muslim majority districts now. It is pertinent that Bangladesh has long discarded Secularism and has become an Islamic state and as soon as the migrants achieve a majority status in this region of lower Assam, they will demand secession from India and merger in Bangladesh. Not that this problem is only located to Assam. States like Bihar with districts of Purnia, Arharia, Kishanganj, Katihar and West Bengal with districts like South 24 Paraganas, North 24 Paraganas, Nadia, Murshidabad, Maldah, Kolkata have shown visible proof of the rapid growth in Muslim population in every census. It is evident that no human race can reproduce so quickly and these are foreigners coming in from Bangladesh. If you feel I am a right wing fundamentalist please see what General S.K.Sinha had to say. He had been the deputy chief of Army staff and was appointed the governor of Assam. In November 1998, he sent a report to the president titled- “Report on Illegal migration into Assam submitted to the President of India by Governor of Assam”.
The muslim population of Assam has shown a rise of 77.2% in 1991 from what it was in 1971. The Hindu population has risen 41.89% from what it was in 1971…. The illegal immigrants coming in India after 1971 have predominantly been Muslims from Bangladesh. It has been altering the demographic complexion of this state… It poses a grave danger to the identity of Assamese people and our national security. The unabated influx of illegal migrants of Bangladesh in Assam threatens to reduce the Assamese into minority in their own state, as happened in Tripura and Sikkim. Successive governments In the center and in the state have not met this challenge… I feel it is my bounden duty to the nation and the state I have sworn to place before you this report on the dangers arising from the continuing silent demographic invasion… The long cherished design of Greater Bangladesh, making inroads into the strategic land-link of Assam can lead to severing the entire land-mass of the north-east from the rest of country. This will have disastrous strategic and economic consequences.
This was said by no ordinary student activist or journalist but by the former Deputy Chief of Army staff and Governor of Assam. You can gauge the magnanimity of problem by this itself. If not, then try and talk to any Assamese friend of yours and you will see what the natives feel like. We need to understand that we need to take care of the millions of hungry Indians before we show sympathy towards others. And I must emphasize that letting illegal immigrants have a free run is like committing Harakiri. These migrants use the inherent corrupt structure of India to take ration cards and Driving licenses in no time. Many reports say that they also work as sleeper cells for all the coming terrorist action in the nation and provide them with much needed inside help. Bangladeshi Army, ISI and govt. of Bangladesh give complete shelter to these terrorists on their soil and aide them in creating sleeper cells in India. Religious fanatics from Saudi Arabia freely and openly offer sums upto Rs. 1 lakhs to any Bangladeshi who marries an Indian non-Muslim. Qari Salim, an ISI operative and a HuM cadre who was arrested in Guwahati in 1999, revealed that he had come to India via Bangladesh and was tasked to carry out sabotage activities on the Leh-Manali highway. People involved in conspiracy of the hijacking of IC-814 from Kathmandu in December 1999 had used Bangladesh for coming to India.
I will end this rant with a few open questions for my readers. The Indo-Bangladesh border in 4096 Kms long and is very porous. Do we still not understand the importance of sovereignty that we keep the border so neglected? What has our government done to make this border secure? What have the authorities done to identify and send back the illegal migrants back to their native countries? What course of action are we planning to take in future? Will we forever be ruled by vote-bank politics and be aware that we are being ruined day by day or will we ever do anything?