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Central schemes benefiting Bangladeshis: AASU

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, May 10 � The All Assam Students� Union (AASU) today raised its concern at the undue advantage given to illegal Bangladeshi infiltrators in Assam through the financial inclusion schemes recently launched by the Union government.

The student body alleged that on the one hand the Union government has miserably failed to check the illegal influx through the porous Indo-Bangladesh border and on the other, the illegal infiltrators already settled in the State are gaining muscle through various government schemes and subsidies, the recent ones being the Prime Minister�s Jan Dhan and life insurance schemes.

In a statement, AASU president Dipanka Kumar Nath and general secretary Lorin Jyoti Gogoi said that in the absence of a mechanism to stop the misuse of these schemes, the benefits are reaching the illegal migrants in Assam, which would harm the interest of the State and the country.

The AASU also said that the Union and State governments must speak clearly on the issue of sealing the Indo-Bangladesh border on the basis of the Assam Accord within a definite time frame.

�The illegal influx continues in Assam and the government has failed to identify and deport those large numbers of infiltrators. A few who were identified and arrested, could not be sent back. The infiltrators in Assam now have their bank accounts and get LPG subsidies and life insurance cover from the government,� added the statement.

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Central schemes benefiting Bangladeshis: AASU

GUWAHATI, May 10 � The All Assam Students� Union (AASU) today raised its concern at the undue advantage given to illegal Bangladeshi infiltrators in Assam through the financial inclusion schemes recently launched by the Union government.

The student body alleged that on the one hand the Union government has miserably failed to check the illegal influx through the porous Indo-Bangladesh border and on the other, the illegal infiltrators already settled in the State are gaining muscle through various government schemes and subsidies, the recent ones being the Prime Minister�s Jan Dhan and life insurance schemes.

In a statement, AASU president Dipanka Kumar Nath and general secretary Lorin Jyoti Gogoi said that in the absence of a mechanism to stop the misuse of these schemes, the benefits are reaching the illegal migrants in Assam, which would harm the interest of the State and the country.

The AASU also said that the Union and State governments must speak clearly on the issue of sealing the Indo-Bangladesh border on the basis of the Assam Accord within a definite time frame.

�The illegal influx continues in Assam and the government has failed to identify and deport those large numbers of infiltrators. A few who were identified and arrested, could not be sent back. The infiltrators in Assam now have their bank accounts and get LPG subsidies and life insurance cover from the government,� added the statement.