'25,000 B'deshis do not return from India every year'

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    I-G Tihar Jail Banned

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    '25,000 B'deshis do not return from India every year'

    Updated on Monday, July 20, 2009, 20:46 IST

    Dhaka: Every year, some 25,000 Bangladeshis entering India with valid visas do not return home while many more travel there illegally, raising security concerns for New Delhi, the Indian envoy to Dhaka said on Monday.

    "We know that around 25,000 Bangladeshis do not return after entering India every year; those who enter unrecorded are many more in number," Indian High Commissioner Pinak Ranjan Chakravarty said.

    He said New Delhi could not brush aside the issue of illegal migrants because of security concerns in view of increase in terrorist attacks in the region in recent times.

    "We do have security concerns. We wish to know who is going and who is coming back," he told a joint business conference of FICCI and Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) here.

    Indian High Commission in Dhaka and two other missions in southeastern port city of Chittagong and northwestern Rajshahi issue some four lakh visas every year, official sources said.

    No comments from Bangladesh officials were available immediately on the envoy's remarks.

    Names of Bangladesh-based terrorist outfits like Harkat-ul-Jihad-al Islami (HuJI) have cropped up in several terror attacks in India in recent months.

    25,000 Bangladeshis do not return from India every year: envoy

    this is really alarming ..
     
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    Arjak Respected Member

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    The figure is very true,though sounds unreal......linguistic(also physical) similarity and sources/relatives makes them hard to trace in this side of the border
     
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    Its worth saying that the maid at our home is an immigrant from bd since early nineties,she with her 3 sisters moved to india(i am not sure about their legality,but most probably they are illegal immigrants like many here)........they just cross the porous border and theres no stopping them
     
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    The population density of Bangladesh is above 1000/sq km. That's almost the same as some Australian cities.

    The point is that we can do little to stop them from crossing over. The US has struggled to keep Mexicans from doing the same.

    Its a bit like osmosis. Sorry if that's a crude analogy.

    Our best bet is to convince B'desh government to introduce radical population control measures, and to help B'desh increase its own prosperity so that they don't have to cross over into India.
     
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    there are some zeros missing in this article.
     
  7. leonblack08

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    Well thats failing.Last year almost 50 thousand more child was born than expected,due to lack of birth control awareness and availability of those in rural areas.
     
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    150,000km2 and over 150,000,000 people. This is both Bdesh's biggest strength and weakness.
     

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