GOLAKGANJ, March 26 � A memorandum addressed to Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi was handed over to Sunil Dutta, Deputy Commissioner, Dhubri by prominent citizens of Dhubri recently regarding the harassment on Indian citizens in the name of Bangladeshi by various agencies.
Prior to this, a meeting was held between the prominent persons of Dhubri such as Giasuddin Ahmed, ex-Deputy Speaker Assam Assembly, Nazibul Omar, ex-MLA, Dhubri LAC, Tripnath Chakrabarty, retired professor of Dhubri BN College, Tazmul Hoque, joint convenor, New-Maninaguri Jogighopa Railway Demand Committee, Samsul Hoque, lecturer, Dhubri BN College, Partha Pratim Ghosh, social worker, Jinnat Ali Sk, member, Modhusolmari-Teamari ZPC, Biswajit Kalita, social worker regarding the harassment of Indian nationals at Jakhalabandha, in Nagaon district and also in many parts of the State by falsely declaring them as Bangladeshi nationals.
In the memorandum it stated that it has become a regular phenomenon to harass the Indian nationals from different parts of Assam who works as labourer for their livelihood and moves to various parts of the State in search of job and occupations.
It also mentioned that the Indo-Bangla border is one of the important reasons of trespass and if it is not completely sealed trespass cannot be stopped. As such it urged the Government to pressurized the Central Government to immediately seal the Indo-Bangla border.
The memorandum also demanded that Rajya Rani express Rajya Rani express which runs from Dhubri to Silghat should run on a daily basis instead of thrice a week.
It is may be mentioned that on March 17 last atleast 72 persons were arrested at Jakhalabandha Railway Station by police suspecting them to be Bangladeshi. Later, 59 persons were deported to Dhubri and police on investigation found all the necessary documents which proves them to be Indian nationals and released them.
Giasuddin Ahmed and Tripathnath Chakraborty in the meeting stated that proper and impartial investigations should be done to stop such false detection of Indian nationals.
In the meeting many preventive measures were adopted by the citizens.