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Centre should DEPORT Bangladeshi infiltrators: RSS

November 03, 2012 22:48 IST

Holding that Bangladeshi infiltrators have "spread all over the country", the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh on Saturday demanded that the Centre and state governments take steps to check the border, detect and deport them.

"If they (infiltrators) have got citizenship rights or other rights, they should be deprived of that. And ultimately, they should be deported. The central government should check the border," said RSS All India Joint Secretary Krishna Gopal.

Briefing reporters on the second day's proceedings of the RSS National Executive Council meeting, he said, "Unabated influx" of infiltrators, who had settled not only in Assam but all over the country, was a "serious threat" to national integration.

To a query on whether the situation was any better during the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance's rule, he said, "During the NDA government, the fencing programme was going on. And Mr L K Advani (then deputy prime minister) had also issued orders to fence all the borders."

A resolution passed at the meet on the city's outskirts condemned the July 2012 ethnic violence in Assam, alleging it was migrant Bangaldeshi Muslims who had perpetrated it.

"The RSS strongly condemns the violence perpetrated by Bangladeshi Muslim infiltrators in Kokrajhar, Chirang and Dhubri districts of Assam, the violent demonstrations organised in various parts of the country and the conspiracy to terrorise the people of north-east living in different parts of the country to flee from their places," it said.

Holding that these "infiltrators" had settled in large numbers in four districts of the Bodoland Territorial Area District, it said they had "vitiated the social, cultural, natural, economic, religious and political environment over there with far reaching consequences."

The resolution decried attempts to portray the Assam violence in particular and Bangladeshi infiltrators' issue in general as a "Muslim issue".

Efforts were on to give a communal colour to the essentially "natives-versus-foreigners" issue, the resolution said.

Bangladeshi "infiltrators" were disturbing the demographic balance and posing a serious threat to the security of the country by indulging in various "objectionable and illegal acts", it charged.

They were involved in circulation of fake currency, illegal trade of arms, drugs and cattle smuggling and several other criminal acts besides becoming a tool in the hands of the Inter Services Intelligence, the resolution alleged.

It also demanded that the work of fencing the Bangladesh border should be completed without delay. "The National Register of Citizens should be completed systematically. Patriotic citizens should treat the issue as a national problem and play an active role in detecting these infiltrators, and also keep in mind that engaging the infiltrators in any work is not only illegal but also a grave danger to the country," it said.

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