NEW DELHI, Oct 16 � The unabated influx from across the border is likely to spell doom for Assam as fundamentalist and jihadi forces are growing from strength to strength.
This was the opinion of a select group of student activists, legal luminaries and writers at a seminar organised by the Hindu College Parliament in collaboration with the Political Science Department on �Migration in North-east India with reference to Assam Accord�.
The seminar was addressed by All Assam Students� Union (AASU) chief advisor Dr Samujjal Bhattacharya, National Book Trust (NBT) Director Dr Rita Chowdhury and Justice (retd) MK Sharma.
Addressing the seminar, Bhattacharyya said that lack of political motivation to tackle the problem is the main reason behind the continued infiltration from Bangladesh. He ridiculed the thinking that nothing exists beyond Kolkata. �For Delhi, India ends at Kolkata,� he said.
Referring to the Assam Accord, he said that only the economic clauses were implemented, while the main political demands remained unresolved.
While New Delhi was concerned about infiltration from the western sectors, it never gave importance to influx from Bangladesh in the east, Bhattacharyya alleged.
Assam has become a hot bed of fundamentalists and jihadi forces and although the State Government acknowledges it, it does not take any action on the ground. He also alleged that many illegal migrants and ISI agents have disappeared from custody of security forces in the State.
Speaking to a packed audience, former Justice of Supreme Court MK Sharma, while mentioning that illegal migration has been going on since long, said that various insurgent groups have taken birth for economic and political reasons.
Pakistan has eyes not only on Jammu and Kashmir, but also on Assam because of its rich mineral, oil and gas resources, he said.