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Govt trying to check Bangla influx: Shinde

By SPl Correspondent

NEW DELHI, Nov 11 � Ruling out the possibility of withdrawal of the ITBP from the Indo-China border, Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Monday claimed that the Centre has been trying to check illegal migration from Bangladesh to Assam.

Addressing a press conference, the Union Home Minister was referring to a meeting of the National Security Council (NSC) on Border Infrastructure, chaired by the Prime Minister last week.

�A meeting of the National Security Council (NSC) on Border Infrastructure was held on November 1 under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister. Management of unsettled borders, connectivity of border areas, border guarding arrangements, communications and perception management, trading points and border haats, illegal migration and handling of criminal activities were discussed,� said the Minister.

The meeting in general

discussed the recommendations submitted earlier. The Punjab border is more or less sealed. Some 90 per cent of the border work is complete. While border fencing work along the Bangladesh border is yet to be completed,� he said.

The Myanmar border is open and porous. The Myanmar border is difficult and was discussed in the meeting, he added.

When asked about illegal migration from Bangladesh, Shinde said that influx from across the border have been going on since long. The Kokrajhar violence was because of the illegal infiltration.

�I had replied in the Parliament that illegal migration has been going on and we are trying to check illegal influx,� he said.

Replying a question, the Home Minister categorically ruled out the possibility of withdrawal of ITPB and Army from the Indo-China border.

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Govt trying to check Bangla influx: Shinde

NEW DELHI, Nov 11 � Ruling out the possibility of withdrawal of the ITBP from the Indo-China border, Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Monday claimed that the Centre has been trying to check illegal migration from Bangladesh to Assam.

Addressing a press conference, the Union Home Minister was referring to a meeting of the National Security Council (NSC) on Border Infrastructure, chaired by the Prime Minister last week.

�A meeting of the National Security Council (NSC) on Border Infrastructure was held on November 1 under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister. Management of unsettled borders, connectivity of border areas, border guarding arrangements, communications and perception management, trading points and border haats, illegal migration and handling of criminal activities were discussed,� said the Minister.

The meeting in general

discussed the recommendations submitted earlier. The Punjab border is more or less sealed. Some 90 per cent of the border work is complete. While border fencing work along the Bangladesh border is yet to be completed,� he said.

The Myanmar border is open and porous. The Myanmar border is difficult and was discussed in the meeting, he added.

When asked about illegal migration from Bangladesh, Shinde said that influx from across the border have been going on since long. The Kokrajhar violence was because of the illegal infiltration.

�I had replied in the Parliament that illegal migration has been going on and we are trying to check illegal influx,� he said.

Replying a question, the Home Minister categorically ruled out the possibility of withdrawal of ITPB and Army from the Indo-China border.

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