GUWAHATI, Sept 10 � A meeting convened by Asom Gana Sanmilan at the Pensioners� Bhawan, Guwahati, has made a strong pitch for sealing the Indo-Bangladesh border at the earliest besides detecting and deporting the illegal migrants living in the State.
The meeting chaired by Munindra Deka, president of the Sanmilan, and attended by several distinguished citizens including Krishna Rongpi, Eli Ahmed, Charan Deka and Md Nekibur Zaman, were of the view that the unabated cross-border influx from Bangladesh was adversely impacting the State�s demographic patterns and posed a serious existential threat to the indigenous populace.
The meeting noted with concern that as long as a 292-km stretch of the Indo-Bangladesh border was open, paving the way for large-scale influx of migrants. It demanded that the Centre and the State Government worked on a war-footing to seal the open border.
On the updating of the National Register of Citizens, the meet favoured its updating on the basis of the 1951 NRC and the 1971 voters list.