GUWAHATI, Nov 22 � Making a strong pitch for expediting the detection and deportation process of illegal Bangladeshi migrants from Assam, BJP leader and Member of Parliament Subramanian Swamy today said the Assam Accord of 1985 needed to be amended for dealing effectively with the issue of cross-border infiltration.
Swamy, who is in the city in connection with an interactive programmed with youths, said that growing complexities acquired by the issue of infiltration over the decades warranted amendment of the Accord that envisaged detection and deportation of illegal migrants through a legal mechanism.
�Influx has attained complex dimensions now, with the establishment of the jihadi factor. Amendments to the Accord are needed to make it effective,� he said.
Swamy said Bangladesh should be held responsible for the large-scale influx into India, and there should be punitive action against Bangladesh for allowing infiltration.
�The Accord will remain ineffective if we cannot push back the infiltrators. Bangladesh should be held responsible for influx, which poses a serious threat to India�s security and integrity,� he added.
Swamy added that the BJP Government was serious about tackling the issue of infiltration, and that the Government would by May 2015 come up with something concrete on the issue.