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" ? .