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Hojai MLA moves Rajnath over Hindu migrants

By Spl correspondent

NEW DELHI, June 25 - Alleging that thousands of notices are being issued by the Foreigners Tribunal against Hindu Bengali migrants in Assam, a BJP MLA from the State has moved Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, seeking his intervention in this regard.

Hojai MLA Shiladitya Dev on Friday met the Union Home Minister at his residence, alleging that thousands of Hindu Bengalis in the State have been issued D-voter notices.

Dev said that during the recent Assembly elections in Assam, the BJP had assured that Bengali Hindus would not be harassed in the name of the NRC update and D-voters. But till now, not much has been done, he said in a memorandum submitted to Singh.

Dev alleged that Hindu Bengalis are still being harassed and �quit India� notices are being issued to them.

On June 21, one Ranjit Choudhury, a resident of Lanka, was arrested and sent to jail as he has been declared a foreigner, the Hojai MLA alleged. Thousands of Hindu Bengalis have been issued notices by the Foreigners Tribunal and they are facing an uncertain future, said Dev.

Though the NDA Government at the Centre issued a notification in September last year to relax the entry of Hindu migrants, it has not been implemented in Assam for one reason or the other, he added.

Later, Dev told this newspaper that Hindu Bengali migrants have been specifically targeted. In the Muslim-dominated Jamunamukh LAC, only 680 D-voter notices have been issued, while in Hojai, which is an 85 per cent Hindu-dominated LAC, over 7,000 such notices have been issued.

Dev said that Singh had given an assurance that he would talk to the Chief Minister of Assam regarding necessary action to implement the notification issued by the Central Government.

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