Seal Indo - Bangla porous border to stop influx

April 13, 2017, 11:35 am
 New Delhi :A porous Indo-Bangladesh border is the principal factor responsible for a disrupted demography in the north east Indian province of Assam which has been battling with the issue of influx  for  last couple of decades.
 
Apart from  intrusion of Bangladeshi nationals, the border areas have been the route of many trans border  illegal activites  in Assam and other northeastern states  which will not die down until  the border is completely sealed.
 
This was more or less of what Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal told prime minister Narendra Modi in the national capital of New Delhi on Wednesday.
 
Sonowal said that the sealing of the porous border  is the best possible mechanism to stop the intrusion of Bangla nationals  into the state. The prime minister, who listened patiently  assured him that he would take up it with the home minister to step up the sealing of the international border.
 
“It's strange indeed. Everybody knows it. But the Centre seems to least bothered. When NDA was in power with Vajpayee as prime minister, they kept talking of sealing the border. But nothing materialised. Then came the UPA. They were there for two consecutive terms. Now  again NDA has been assuring  us to seal the border,” said Shamin Das, a social activist from India's Northeast. 
 
An All Assam Students Union ( AASU) leader said,”we are not fully satisfied with the assurances since we  got  lots of such assurances during the past  three decades. Isn't it painful to request the Centre  over and again" ? .

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