GUWAHATI, May 8 � It is shocking that the Government of India is sitting over a crucial report of the Intelligence Bureau (IB) on the threat posed to Assam and Nagaland by illegal migration from Bangladesh and this proves the lack of sincerity on the part of the Centre to protect the security of the nation, said the chairman of the North East Students� Organisation (NESO), Samujjal Bhattacharyya.
Referring to the report, which appeared in The Assam Tribune on Government�s inaction on an IB report on illegal migration, Bhattacharya, who is also the adviser of the All Assam Students� Union (AASU), said that the report once again proved the point that illegal migration is still taking place. He said that the Centre must take effective steps to seal the border with Bangladesh and to detect and deport the foreign nationals from Assam and other parts of the North East region to protect the region.
It may be mentioned here that RV Ravi, who recently retired as the Special Director of the IB, conducted a detailed study on illegal migration way back in 2006 and submitted the report to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) pointing out that migration is still taking place. The report said that the migration is making Assam and Nagaland politically sensitive and vulnerable from the security point of view.
Meanwhile, the NESO chairman said that even after a report by the IB, the Government failed to take effective steps to deal with the situation, which is very unfortunate and the situation deteriorated further with continuous infiltration. He pointed out that very often the Courts were forced to issue directives to the Government for the deportation of the illegal migrants. The political leaders are patronizing influx of foreigners to create vote banks, while, the recent statement by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi advocating shelter to those who came to India on the face of harassment would only encourage migration. The political leaders including the Chief Minister are not only compromising with the interests of the indigenous people but also with the security of the nation as the IB report had pointed out the fact that migration was making the region vulnerable from the security point of view, he added.