Similar Yardstick For Indians & Bangladeshis?

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    By Rahul Karmakar

    Guwahati, Aug 2 : In some parts of the Northeast, Indians appear to be more alien than illegal migrants, a euphemism for Bangladeshis. A Manipur-based militant outfit has refreshed its quit notice on non-Manipuris while asking "acceptable" settlers before 15 October 1949 to register at its newly opened
    bureaus.

    The Revolutionary Peoples Front (RPF) had given an ultimatum to non-Manipuris to leave Manipur by May 31.

    The bureaus of outfit offer an equivalent of the post-independence National Register of Citizens (NRC) that New Delhi came up with in 1951.

    The RPF and other outfits don't recognise the merger of the erstwhile princely state of Manipur (along with Tripura) with the Indian Union on 15 October 1949.

    "Non-Manipuris who settled in Manipur after October 1949 rode the Indian government's agenda of colonising these parts," said an RPF spokesman. "It is our duty to eliminate them."

    Manipur militants have killed at least 30 non-Manipurs - mostly Hindi-speaking traders and labourers - in the past 12 months. The RPF has advised post-1949 settlers to heed its quit notice or face death; it has also asked pre-1949 non-Manipurs to get registered fast to remove any confusion about their 'citizenship'.

    The RPF's notice to "illegal Indians" follows a gory complication over the exercise to update the NRC in Assam. New Delhi had earlier this year launched a pilot project in two revenue circles - Barpeta and Chhaygaon - to update the 1951 citizens' register on the basis of the 1966 voters' list.

    Minority organisations protested this exercise, which they said victimised Bengali-speaking Muslims viewed as Bangladeshis. One such protest led by the All Assam Minority Students' Union (AAMSU) turned violent last month. Four protestors were killed in the consequent police firing.

    "We want the NRC updated with 25 March 1971 as the base for citizenship, not the 1966 voters' list," said AAMSU president Abdur Rahim Ahmed.

    The 1971 date is what the Assam Accord of 1985 - it brought the curtains down on an anti-foreigners' agitation - prescribes for detection and deportation of illegal migrants, primarily Bangladeshis.

    The Barpeta incident prompted the Congress-led coalition government in Assam to stop the NRC update exercise 'temporarily'. Opposition parties lost no time in terming it a minority-appeasing move.

    "The pause in (NRC) pilot project came as no surprise," said BJP spokesman Kulendra Daulagopu. "The demographic invasion from erstwhile East Pakistan and present-day Bangladesh suits this vote-bank obsessed government."

    Muslims account for 32 per cent of Assam's population, and they have outnumbered the indigenous peoples in six districts while being on a par in another five. The bulk of them are alleged migrants from Bangladesh.

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    This is one more reason why militancy thrive in NE. While all ruling parties do vote bank politics appeasing Bangladeshis by enrolling them on voter lists etc. Disgruntled locals make illegal immigrants an issue and stir support for them from the local population, for this is a legitimate concern affecting the entire NE.

    What GoI should have done is done by militants now. I may also add that militants are not doing this to cleanse NE of illegal Bangladeshis, but for them this is a money making racket. If cleansing NE of illegal Bangladesis would have been the mission of NE militants, Bangladesh would not have allowed ULFA leaders on its soil for decades.

    Also, in this whole process many legal Indian families(tribals + non-tribals) who have been living in NE even before independence are also targeted, extorted and killed.
     
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    Tshering22 Sikkimese Saber Senior Member

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    This form of GOI has to topple if some change has to be brought into the NE with decisive action. It cannot go on like this. We are walking on such a tight rope. Center has no interest in that region. The government has become a threat to the national unity. We are the first country to be that.
     
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    It's not about who is in power, it's about who wants to solve issues in the NE. Terrorism and illegal immigration can be crushed in months, but GoI lack the will to do that. When Congress rules, BJP cries foul and the same happens vice-versa. India needs a constructive opposition, not a point scoring egoist teen gang. Vision also is missing as we have politicians running the country, not Statesmen.
     
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    Top ULFA leader wants immediate end to Bangladeshi infiltration

    The United Liberation Front of Asom raised its voice for the first time against Bangladeshi infiltration into Assam and warned that the problem will soon pose a major threat to Delhi.

    "The illegal Bangladesh national issue has posed a serious threat to the state," ULFA 'foreign secretary' Sashadhar Choudhury told a public rally after his release from the Guwahati Central Jail on bail.

    "If I am selected to take part in the negotiations between the ULFA and the Indian government, then my first agenda will be to raise the Bangladeshi immigration issue," the ULFA leader, who was hiding in Bangladesh till his arrest there in December 2009, said.

    "If the central government continues to ignore the vital issue then shortly it will be a major threat to Delhi," Choudhury warned.

    Meanwhile, ULFA chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa on Tuesday visited the outfit's elusive `commander-in-chief' Paresh Baruah's mother Miliki Baruah, who insisted that her son, general secretary Anup Chetia and others be brought back for the peace talks.

    "As all of you went out together on your struggle 30 years ago, now bring Paresh Baruah, Anup and others back by any means for the talks for a lasting solution to the Assam problem. Otherwise it will remain unsolved," an emotional and weeping octogenarian Miliki said.

    Baruah is reportedly in China and is still insistent on discussing the outfit's core issue of sovereignty.

    Accompanied by the outfit's idealogue Bhimkanta Buragohain, Rajkhowa came to Jeraigaon in Dibrugarh district and visited Baruah's mother for the first time since his release on bail recently. Rajkhowa's wife Kaberi Kochari also accompanied him during his visit.

    The ULFA leaders also visited the ancestral residence of Chetia, now in a Dhaka jail, also in the same village.

    Rajkhowa later told mediapersons in Jeraigaon, Assam, that when the decision taking general council of the ULFA meets it will discuss the release of all its jailed leaders and the cadres missing since Operation All Clear in Bhutan in December 2002.

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    Pot calling the kettle black, lol
     
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    Tshering22 Sikkimese Saber Senior Member

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    HAHAHAHA! Look who's talking!? A f**king terrorist that is responsible for the death of hundreds of fellow Assamese Indians. :-D (Where is the smiley option when you need it the most)
     
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    ULFA has targetted and killed more Bengalis, Biharis and people of other ethnicities! And yes, they have killed their own too.
     
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    rcscwc Tihar Jail Banned

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    You know it would be very hard for you or me to prove our Indian citizenship. Yet catch any Bdeshi, he has a complete set of impeccable documents.
     
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    Fence that border with Bangladesh and seal it with adequate BSF patrol and finally kick illegal immigrants from there.
     
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    rcscwc Tihar Jail Banned

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    Shoot at sight the infiltrators.
     
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    This can turn out to be a very serious situation in the future, as if these illegal Bangladeshis keep pouring in, then a day will come, when they will threaten the indigenous people of NE, and create a mini Bangladesh of their own in that part, and then there's a possibility of that part of our country becoming a terror heaven for ISI funded fundamentalists, thereby opening a new front on the east for the militants to terrorize India from both sides.
     
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    Sandeep, there are places in NE where mini Bangladesh already exists.
     
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    Border districts of W. Bengal have seen a sea change in demography. Four are muslim dominated. Hindu population is ONLY in bigger, not smaller, towns and cities. I know after travelling extensively in WB.
     

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