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Illegal immigration drive in North East

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    Illegal immigration drive in North East

    In the midst of hullabaloos for re-implementation of Inner Line Permit [1] in Manipur, the government of Manipur is taking up some measures to crack down illegal immigrant in Manipur. Unquestionably, the drive that is currently enforced by government of Manipur is definitely an inevitable tool if the illegal immigration and the apparent socio-political repercussion are to be checked. In fact, the drive is already late if the illegal immigration is supposed to be checked. It should have been done long time ago.

    Since the fateful 9/11 incident in the United State, immigration has become an important national security issue all over the world as, immigrants lumped alongside transnational criminals, terrorists, and drug traffickers that become a standardized problem for the state to deal with (Andreas 2003) [2] . Fears of the "other" or internal destabilization caused by an influx of migrants has been recently becoming a serious concern (Valeriano, 2009).

    The compelling exodus of India's northeast people from mainland cities like Bangalore, Poona, Mumbai, Hyderabad, etc., was a clear example that illegal immigration is becoming a serious question on India's national security [3]. The vindictive set of threat mails that was received by some of the northeast people (in Bangalore) in which, New Delhi allegedly claimed that there was a Pakistani hand (The Times Of India, 2012), create a commotion amongst the northeast people. It is rather a serious issue that needs to be addressed. It is not clear that this matter should be dealt with cautiously and with a responsible set of actors. If the reality has been tampered with, then I believe that New Delhi should not give any chances to those miscreants responsible for the information security to infringe into India's national integrity and this should be dealt seriously.

    On the other hand, it is unfortunate that India's immigration policy has always been a stumbling block to drive against illegal immigrants. In other words, there has been no Political consensus or clear political will on the issue of illegal immigration. It has been a moribund and an overdue subject. The provisions of India's Citizenship act of 1955 together with the fact that most immigrants who entered into Indian Territory have not followed the legal process to become Indian citizens complicate the issue of identifying the illegal immigrants (Singh, 2009 cited in Rameshchandra, 2012).

    In fact, the unabated cross-border migration in India's northeast region became a serious issue on the demography, social and political structure since the late 1970s. It is more worrying in a multi ethnic small state like Manipur, where the impact of immigration is affecting on the peaceful co-existence of native population. Very recently, various civil societies start showing their concern to avoid the fate of Chakmas in CHT (Chittagong Hill Tract) or the Tripuris of Tripura who became a minority community in their own homeland against Bangladeshi migrants.

    It is unfortunate that some of our politicians who seem myopic in their political decision show their unenthusiastic behavior towards the drive against illegal immigrants as it is going to affect in their electoral vote bank. However, it is not a wise consideration to castigate our very own citizens at the cost of some miscreants who already impinged into our peaceful coexistence and subsequently become a threat to the national security. :facepalm:

    Indeed, the census report of 2011 is quite disturbing, which, shows the population of non-Manipuris is much higher than that of indigenous population. The report reveals that there are 7,40,484 non-Manipuri against 6,70,000 tribal and 7,51,208 Meetei population (The Hueiyen News Service, 2012). In addition, if we look at local NGO reports or into some invented calculation of illegal immigration in Manipur, the figures are quite horrifying. Reports of local NGO like FREINDS (The Federation of Regional Indigenous Societies) and UCM (United Committee Manipur) reveals that there are around two hundred thousand Nepalese in Manipur (Service, 2012; United Committee Manipur, 2005).

    It further says that fifty percent of the total population of Jiribam subdivision of Imphal East district is comprised of Bangladeshi Muslim migrants. Further, the presence of immigrants can be undeniably felt in and around Imphal city areas, Khudrakpam constituency, Moreh town, Kanglatombi areas, Mantripukhri, Telipati, etc. (Jadumani in Hueiyen News Service, 2012). Based on latest census report, FREINDS claims that immigrant outnumbered the Meeteis (excluding Scheduled caste) by 13, 103 heads (Hueiyen News Service, 2012).

    So, to take up appropriate measures or to raise voice against a seeming danger that could impact largely on the socio-political structure of a nation in the long run, is quite appreciating for any responsible citizen. Moreover, it is also an anticipated duty for any responsible form of government. Nevertheless, we should be very careful while dealing with this issue, so that we don't harm our very own citizen at the cost of some miscreants.

    Many individuals and civil societies appreciated Manipur government's initiative on illegal immigration drive. However, the modus operandi of the drive that is being put into practice by Manipur government seems pretty unscrupulous and rather contradictory to the Article no. 19 (1) (d) of the constitution. The article no. 19 of our constitution allows any Indian subject to move or resides or settles freely throughout the territory of India. Under this provision, hundreds of thousands of northeast brethren also lives in almost all part of the mainland Indian cities, either for higher studies or as professionals or to earn their livelihood.

    Though it is rather a necessary task for the government of Manipur to track down illegal immigration, the method, which is put into practice, could attract certain criticism. Any kind of racial discrimination or act of racial profiling anywhere in the world is reproachful and we must condemn it. If we do denounced the ill-considered behavior of the Delhi police that mistaken our northeast brethren as a Tibetan protester for asking identification card or passport verification during the recently held BRICS (Brazil; Russia; India; China; and South Africa) summit at New Delhi (India Today, 2012, also see Hindu, 2012), we should also condemn the same that is being committed by Manipur Police towards the mainlanders.

    If illegal immigration is to be checked, then government of Manipur may consider the electoral list as an alternative. Apart from this, there should be an urgent political consensus on re-implementation of Inner Line Permit system in Manipur 'or' the state may also consider a dual citizenship arrangement for the mainlander (see Baruah, 2007, pp. 183-208).


    Conclusion

    Issue of illegal immigration in northeast region is becoming a serious concern and it has been a herculean task due to lack of political consensus on the subject. The problem of immigration is far more complex in view of the ethnic ties that the migrants share with the native population. As a result, to campaign against immigrants on the other hand is not an easy task and it tends to divide people on communal lines.

    More communal ethnic conflicts are likely to happen if the government does not take up the measures scrupulously. However, taking up measures or to scapegoat migrants that migration could cause havoc to place of destination does not mean that migration should be discourage; but then again, manager of the state or the local NGOs should make a serious effort in the discourse of illegal immigration, so that any misunderstandings does not happens.

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    Illegal immigration from Bangladesh has turned Assam explosive

    Assam shares an international border with Bangladesh and has been plagued with the problem of illegal immigration by Bangladeshi Muslims for the past four decades. The Governor of Assam, in a secret communique to the Central Government in 2005, revealed that “upto 6000 Bangladeshis enter Assam every day.” According to conservative estimates, India is host to around ten million illegal Bangladeshi immigrants. Assam itself is inhabited by around five million illegal immigrants.

    Successive Governments in New Delhi have tried to brush aside the problem for the fear of offending and alienating minority interests and alienating the valuable votebank, much to the chagrin of the BJP and its partners like the AGP. Delhi has always adopted a myopic view of the problem, and Assam seems to be paying for Delhi’s mistakes.

    In 1947, Pakistan was divided into a Bengali-speaking East Pakistan and an Urdu-speaking West Pakistan by the geographical presence of India. In 1971, it became clear that religion could not bind the two disparate entities into a single nation. The revolt against the linguistic hegemony of West Pakistanis resulted in genocide of the East Pakistanis.

    Unable to withstand the brutality of the Pakistani army, millions of Bangladeshis crossed over into the safer climes of India. Indian States like Assam and West Bengal bore the brunt of this influx. Although India provided sanctuary to these refugees, it nonetheless referred to this influx as “bloodless aggression” which could irretrievably impair the “economic and political well being” of the country.

    India’s military intervention against the Pakistani army’s genocide of the East Pakistanis led to the creation of Bangladesh in 1971.

    However, despite the creation of Bangladesh, India did not get any respite from the influx of Bangladeshi Muslims. The magnitude of this influx can only be assessed from the fact that the period between 1971 and 1991 witnessed the growth of Muslim population in Assam by 77.42 per cent as compared to a Hindu growth of 41.89 per cent. The population explosion has subsequently stabilised but even then, the decadal growth of 1991-2001 at 29.3 per cent for Muslims remained abnormally high as compared to a Hindu growth at 14.9 per cent.

    Dhubri, which shares a long riverine border with Bangladesh, is an example of how illegal infiltration into the State continues unabated. As per provisional census details for the period 2001-2011, the decadal population growth for Dhubri at 24.4 per cent was distinctly higher when compared to the population growth of Assam at 16.9 percent for the same period. With the Brahmaputra River providing convenient entry points, the district is being virtually overrun by Bangladeshi infiltrators. Incidentally, Dhubri was one of the flash points during the violence in the State.

    Illegal immigration from Bangladesh has turned Assam explosive | Niti Central
     
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    Made this thread sticky.. go on [MENTION=8797]sunny_10[/MENTION]
     
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    I'm sure all Indians are concerned about this, In Kerala too there are a lot of migrant labourers from North/North East & many among them are said to be Bangladeshi's. Politicians we elect seems to be least concerned about this serious threat that requires urgent attention.
     
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    Bandh disrupts normal life in Northeast
    Sep 6, 2012

    Normal life was today disrupted in Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh due to a 12-hour bandh called by the North East Students' Organisation to protest "harassment" of students from the region in other parts of the country and influx of illegal migrants.

    Shops, markets, business establishments, government and private offices, banks and education institutions were mostly closed in the four states due to the bandh which began this morning, according to official reports.

    A massive rally was organised in Guwahati in Assam where NESO chairman Samujjal Bhattacharjee said, "Former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi signed the Assam Accord in 1985, but Sonia Gandhi, the UPA chairperson, has failed to implement it and stop illegal migration.

    "Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who represents Assam in Parliament, has also failed in this context,"
    he alleged.

    He blamed Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi for trivialising the issue and said that the recent exodus of students and professionals to the Northeast following the riots in lower Assam was the outcome of the government's apathy.

    "This is not a Hindu-Muslim issue, but the problem is due to illegal migration from Bangladesh and our movement will continue till our demands and all illegal migrants, irrespective of religion who have come after 1971 leave," he said.

    The Guwahati rally was attended by 26 student organisations.

    The NESO demanded immediate detection and deportation of illegal Bangladeshis from the North East, updating of the National Register of Citizens and its completion before the next Lok Sabha polls, sealing of the India-Bangladesh border before the next Lok Sabha polls and no land settlements of migrants who arrived after 1971 in Kokrajhar, Chirang, Dhubri and Bongaigaon districts in Assam.

    A report from Imphal said that transport services in Manipur and with neighbouring states were also cancelled with roads in the state capital deserted and people remaining indoors. Attendance in government and private offices was nil.

    In Nagaland, all shops and business establishments in the capital town of Kohima and the commercial town of Dimapur remained closed while the bandh hit normal traffic on the roads.

    Attendance was thin in government offices, banks and financial institutions across the state.

    Schools and colleges remained closed as the state government declared a holiday.

    In Arunachal Pradesh, the bandh was total in all the districts of the state.

    In Mizoram, normal life was completely disrupted in the capital city of Aizawl with all government offices, banks, financial institutions, educational institutions and shops and business establishments closed.

    Left Front ruled-Tripura was free from the shutdown with the NESO not having any organisation in the state.

    Addressing the rally, Northeast MP Forum General Secretary Biren Baishya said that the issue of illegal migration from Bangladesh was raised several times in Parliament and would also be raised in future.

    "We have been always telling the central government that this is not the problem of Assam or Northeast alone, but the entire country and we must save Assam today to save India tomorrow," he said.

    He also said that it was the responsibility of the government to provide security to people of the Northeast living across the country.
    NESO vice-chairman and Mizo Student leader S Khunte said that the Northeast was united on the issue of deportation of Bangladeshis.

    "The problem faced recently by the Northeast people in mainland India was due to the government's failure to check migration and deport Bangladeshis from the country," he said.

    Nagaland Students' Federation Advisor NSN Lotha said "there is no place for Bangladeshis in the Northeast and if the government fails to deport them, indigenous people have to step in and carry the movement forward as their identity is under threat." :coffee:

    The rally was also addressed by NESO leaders from Manipur, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh and a protest march was taken out later.

    Bandh disrupts normal life in Northeast - India - DNA
     
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    and if India will not seal its border then soon this type news will come in light due to the people who are running from Bangladesh, as below :facepalm:

     
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    one day I told to a Chinese on a forum to do friendship with Bangladeshis and take them to China, as they do support China a lot against India, true. and then he/she showed the link as below, and asked me, do you want these shiits in russia? (he/she thought Im russian) :facepalm:


    => in fact, condition for the Bangladeshis and Pakistanis in this world is so bad that no part of the world want them. like this one more news as below: :tsk:

     
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    sir we all here aren't belonging to any political party of our country, but we represent thinking of the people/country/society we belong to. and the same is true for other nationals whether Bangladeshis, Pakistanis, Americans, Mexicans etc. and here, Im running one population control thread also, on Indian and Pakistani defense forums both. and here, click on this link and name even one Bangladeshi who wants to support control on population. I did see few Pakistanis supporting control on population but none from Bangladesh as anyhow they may beg to other nations, mainly India for those they fcuk and kick to other country's border......

    http://www.defence.pk/forums/world-...policy-china-lessons-south-asian-nations.html

    and things get quite complicated when we find every Bangladeshi against India on every political issue. I saw them having very very strong support for CHina against India and they just dont want any type of friendship between India and CHina. and if you allow these people to India then it only means to allow 'enemies' coming to India, whose very first purpose is to destroy this country, because of their background they bring with them. not only the above thread but click on any of the thread related to India on this pakistani forum and check, what exactly the Bangladesh as a nation think about India :frusty:
     
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    Permanent Visa on Arrival for Bangladeshis in Italy and US:

    I have favored "Permanent Visa on Arrival" for Bangladeshis in Italy and US. as its simply make no sense that an Italian woman would help these Bangladeshis come to India in behalf of US's government and hence create problem for Indians this way. I have seen many Italian waitresses in Sydney who just want to get settled in australia someway, and keep smiling on anyone come to these Cafe's there. so we hope, Permanent Visa on arrival for Bangladeshi men in Italy, US will also help these Italian women get settled in Italy itself, as 2nd/3rd or 4th wife of Bangladeshi men and hence giving a boost to the Italian economy also this way :tup:
     
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    you are right and run this thread with good reports and hard facts... we know these bangladeshis... they are same as there pakistani brothers... history tells us.. bangali muslim was more dedicated to the cause of pakistan rather then muslim of punjab and other places.
     
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    its hard to say but this is how North East would be turned up after 15-16 years, if no proper action is taken from today :facepalm:

     
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    Cops attacked during raid on Bangladeshis
    February 26, 2013

    A sub-inspector and a constable were attacked by a mob of around 20 when they tried to nab illegal migrants in Navi Mumbai, police said.

    Mumbai Special Branch-I wing sub-inspector S Bandekar and constable S B Lande are currently undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Mulund, police said.

    Acting on a tip-off, Bandekar, along with his team went to Mankhurd late on Sunday night where they caught a man identified as Mohammed Samshed from Bangladesh, police said.

    During interrogation, Samshed revealed that some more Bangladeshis, who have been staying illegally, could be found in Kharghar, Navi Mumbai.

    Bandekar and his men drove to Kharghar where they caught eight more people suspected to be Bangaldeshis. With further information, Bandekar decided to raid nearby Ovale village also.

    "Bandekar left the eight Bangladeshis, a constable and a driver at Kharghar and walked up to Ovale village. He was accompanied by Samshed and four constables including two females,” an officer said.

    In the meantime, a group of about 20 people freed the eight detained, then reached Ovale village and attacked Bandekar and constable Lande around 2.30 am. An FIR has been registered at Kharghar Police Station.

    Cops attacked during raid on Bangladeshis, News - City - Mumbai Mirror
     
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    Sometimes I wonder where our politicians are taking this country to......... :hmm:
     
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    Chaos.... We know what the problem is we know what the solution is. But if we dont then no way it is gonna be sane thinking.
     
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    Hindus under attack
    March 1, 2013

    6 temples, houses burnt outside Dhaka

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    Lashing a déjà vu of 1971, Jamaat-Shibir fanatics yesterday wrecked havoc on the Hindu community across the country.

    They damaged at least six temples, including one of Buddhists, and torched houses and business establishments of Hindu people in Noakhali, Gaibandha, Chittagong, Rangpur, Sylhet, Chapainawabganj and elsewhere in the country.

    In Rajganj of Noakhali, Jamaat-Shibir men set ablaze a temple and eight houses of the Hindu community.

    They also traded bullets with law enforcers in Datterhat under Sadar Police Station and in Rajganj under Begumganj Police Station, leaving two people killed. The deceased were identified as Khokon, 17, a pickup van assistant, and Liton (28), a fish monger, reports our Noakhali correspondent.


    The Jamaat-Shibir men also looted a jewellery shop owned by one Biplob Sarkar at Chandraganj Purbo Bazar in Begumganj.

    Witnesses and police said hours after top Jamaat leaders Delawar Hossain Sayedee had been sentenced to death, the marauding activists equipped with firearms, iron rods and kerosene set fire to Harishiva temple in Rajganj market area at 3:30pm.

    "They returned an hour later. This time we were left with no choice but to flee the area, as they started torching our houses with kerosene," schoolteacher Shankar Chandra, who lost his house in the attack, told The Daily Star over the phone.

    Some 50 Hindu people used to live in the houses burnt down, he said, adding that all but a few people had managed to escape to safety. Those left behind had been beaten up and kicked out of their houses by the Jamaat-Shibir attackers.

    "We ran for our lives leaving everything behind. I was only seven during the Liberation War in 1971, but it didn't feel this insecure even then," said Shankar Chandra.

    During the attack, the Jamaat-Shibir men also threatened newsmen to keep from covering the incident and took away cameras of photojournalists. They also forcefully picked up television crew Mohtasim Billah Sabuj. Locals later rescued Sabuj and took him to safety.

    Assistant Police Superintendent (ASP) of Begumganj circle Mahbub Alam told The Daily Star that informed of the arson, police and firefighters had reached Rajganj around 5:00pm. Police had a hard time containing the violence in the area, as Jamaat-Shibir men had outnumbered the law enforcers.

    When police tried to bring the situation under control, an exchange of gunshots between the attackers and law enforcers took place. Fish monger Liton died in the incident, said the ASP.

    Almost at the same time, another group of Jamaat-Shibir men clashed and traded gunfire with police at Datterhat area leaving Khokon bullet-hit. He was declared dead when taken to Sadar hospital.


    CHITTAGONG

    Jamaat-Shibir men attacked two Hindu-majority localities at Jaldi union of Banshkhali upazila and set ablaze a Buddhist temple at Satkania upazila of the district yesterday.

    They set fire to houses at Dhopapara and Mohajonpara of the union and attacked people with sticks, iron rods and sharp weapons, said Inspector Md Shahjahan of Banshkhali Police Station.

    Two people had been critically wounded in the attack, said the inspector, adding that the injured had been undergoing treatment at upazila health complex.

    Jamaat-Shibir men also set ablaze three shops belonging to Hindu people at Kaliaish union of Satkania upazila, said Additional Superintendent (South) Md Iltutmish of Chittagong Metropolitan Police.


    GAIBANDHA

    Rioters of Jamaat-e-Islami and student body Islamic Chhatra Shibir attacked a temple and business establishments belonging to Hindus at Bhelkobazar in Sundarganj upazila of the district yesterday afternoon.

    Later in the evening, they swooped on and vandalised some houses in Shovaganj union.

    Meanwhile, Hindu community leaders last night told The Daily Star that vandalism, arson and looting took place in temples, houses and business establishments of Hindu people in Sylhet, Rangpur, Thakurgaon, Laxmipur and Chapainawabganj. :facepalm:

    According to them, attackers had vandalised the central Kali temple at Mithapukur upazila in Rangpur and another at Kansat in Chapainawabganj.

    "We are observing the situation. So far we have heard they had attacked and vandalised temples, houses and business establishments of Hindu people at least in 10 districts," said Nirmal Chatterjee, secretary general of Dhaka Mahanagar Puja Committee.

    "We have informed law enforcers of the situation and sought security to the Hindu community," he added.

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