Assam Elections, BJP & BD

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    Seal border and detect Bangladeshis: ‘Jatiya Nayak’ Sonowal’s major challenges in Assam

    - See more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/ex...lenges-in-assam-2816861/#sthash.lnKnUpWw.dpuf

    Though Sonowal is still to spell out his top priorities, he has been saying that the BJP was committed to fulfilling the promises that comprised the BJP’s Vision Document for Assam issued instead of a traditional manifesto.

    Eleven years ago when the Supreme Court had passed a historic judgment striking down the controversial Illegal Migrants (Determination by Tribunals) Act 1983 – IMDT Act – on a petition filed by Sarbananda Sonowal, the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) had described him as a ‘jatiya nayak’ – national hero. The apex court had agreed with Sonowal’s contention that the Act was a major hurdle in the detection of illegal Bangladeshi migrants in Assam.

    As Sonowal takes oath as the 17th chief minister of Assam on Tuesday– and the second tribal in that office – he has a mountain of challenges, both in resolving the state’s long-pending problems, as well as in keeping his allies happy. The BJP does not enjoy a simple majority in the 126-member House; it has 60 seats, while its allies the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and the Bodo People’s Front (BPF) hold 14 and 12 seats, respectively, to give the BJP-led alliance its tally of 86.

    Though Sonowal is still to spell out his top priorities, he has been saying that the BJP was committed to fulfilling the promises that comprised the BJP’s Vision Document for Assam issued instead of a traditional manifesto before the elections. And, going by that document, his immediate task will be to take some concrete measures on the influx Bangladeshi migrants. A party that has promised to form a government of indigenous people (indirectly hinting that theCongress was a protector of Bangladeshi infiltrators), said that the state government would work closely with the Centre for the “complete sealing” of the Indo-Bangla border. It has also promised a law to “deal sternly” with industries, businesses, small and medium enterprises or any other agencies employing infiltrators.

    Assam shares a 263 km international boundary with Bangladesh, and securing approximately 120 km– which is a riverine –is a major challenge. While roughly 40 km of it is in the middle of the Brahmaputra, it has been almost next to impossible to maintain barbed wire fencing in the remaining 80 km due to land erosion and floods.

    The BJP has also promised to increase BSF deployment along the border, establish a number of model villages comprising ex-servicemen along the Bangla border, evict all suspected Bangladeshis from government land, free land belonging to Vaishnavite monasteries and other religious institutions from occupation by such suspected persons, and ensure total protection to the indigenous communities of the state from the onslaught of Bangladeshis.

    While the BJP had made these promises in the run-up to the elections, Sonowal had only last weekend reiterated his stand on “total sealing” of the Indo-Bangla boundary. However, the people of Assam still remember Narendra Modi’s announcement during the 2014 Lok Sabha election campaign in which he had said that all Bangladeshis would have to pack up the day he took charge as prime minister so there is some healthy skepticism of Sonowal’s promises.

    Closely related to the Indo-Bangladesh boundary are the issues of detecting and deporting a large number of Bangladeshis who had illegally entered Assam over the past several decades. While the AASU, AGP, BJP and various other groups claim that the number of such infiltrators could be “several lakhs,” nearly 40,000 persons declared as foreigners by Tribunals and the Guwahati High Court over the past two decades have simply disappeared.

    Previous Congress-led governments at the Centre and in Assam had dilly-dallied over updating the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in the state and it was only at the insistence of the Modi government that the process has been revived in the last two years. (The NRC is a register containing names of Indian citizens in Assam who appear in the state’s electoral rolls between 1951 and 1971.) While the AASU’s demand has been to detect and deport the Bangladeshi infiltrators, the BJP has chosen to tread carefully in this respect with the Vision Document only saying that the citizenship of every suspected person would be verified in consonance with the updated NRC.

    While the AGP and BPF don’t differ from the the saffron party’s stand on Bangladeshi infiltration, it is the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) that will exert maximum pressure on it to detect and then deport Bangladesh migrants. Sonowal, who had earlier served as AASU president before being an AGP MLA and MP, knows well how tough the student body was be when it came to implementing the Assam Accord. In fact, Sonowal will have to keep an eye on the AASU. After all, it was the student body he had once headed that had called him a ‘jatiya nayak.’
     
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    Seems its gonna happen.. finally !!
     
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    A chauhan "अहिंसा परमो धर्मः धर्म हिंसा तथैव च: l" Senior Member

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    Illegals would be harassed and kicked out what is your problem in that?
     
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    Illegals should be identified and expelled, I have no problem with that, never expressed any.
     
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    And that's exactly the plan. Register the citizens, deport the immigrants. Did you read those articles up there?
     
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    Fortunately Indian leaders aren't escapees from Ranchi mental asylum like some posters here.
     
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    We will piss and shit on every Arab wannabe Musalman irrespective of his nationality. Converted Hindustani musalman should learn some self respect from Iranians and South east Asian musalman countries and stop pretending to be cave Nigger and filthy Arabs.

    Their ancestors were Hindus from India not from Bukhara.
     
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    How does India plan to deport the illegal immigrants?I don't think the bangladeshis will readily accept them.
     
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    They will have to. Won't have any option once India starts kicking them out.
     
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    ....... Push them to no man's land? Or start arresting them.. Fear of arrest will make some of them to go back to their native place in BDee
     
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    Recently seen many on board the general compartment of Kamrup express to Howrah.............. Never seen the flow outside in such a huge quantity in last 8 years.
     
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    Nope. No arrest or pushing. Systematic control and egress of illegal immigrants. It can be done when performed by an official force.
     
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    Outside? How do you mean? Please explain.
     
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    Well the trail has been always towards Assam in past. But this is the first time I had seen them going out from Assam in such a huge number. That too with all their potlis and all.
     
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    Sad, they will find refuge in Bibi's Bengal
     
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    Negative. The government won't be that lethargic not to check where the immigrants are going. They will be identified as bangladeshis and will be sent there accordingly. Of course an eye will be kept on them to make sure they are out of the border.
     
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    Egress to where? BDee will have plenty of rock71 kind of blokes, who will reuse to acknowledge that they are bdee mussalmans
     

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