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B’deshis responsible for riots: Togadia
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 KOKRAJHAR, Aug 4 – Vishya Hindu Parishad (VHP) international working president Dr Pravin Togadia, who made visits to relief camps in Kokrajhar and surrounding areas, blamed the Bangladeshis for the riots which led to lakhs of local ethnic people, Hindus and non-Muslims losing their near and dear ones in the recent violence in Lower Assam.

Talking to media persons here at Kokrajhar, Togadia also added that these Bangladeshis have terror links with ISI, HuJI, IM and other proscribed organizations which are intent on subjugating India even by joining hands with jehadi Rohinga Muslims who have already parked themselves in various States of the country demanding refugee status.

He claimed that the recent violence in BTAD area caused maximum damage to the tribal people whose houses were destroyed by the Bangladeshis. These immigrants have, in the past 15 years, launched numerous systematic ethnic cleansing drives and encroached large tracts of land as a result of which Karbi, Khasi, Jaintiya, Bodo, Dimasa and other 50 such tribes have been facing loss of livelihood. But these infiltrators get government protection leaving the ethnic population of this country to fend for itself.

He termed this violence as a national shame as the ethnic tribes and Hindu citizens of the country have been forced to live in relief camps while the migrants are grabbing the relief materials and money.

“No aid or facility should be extended to any Bangladeshi as they are responsible for the ethnic cleansing of the citizens of this country. They should be immediately deposed,” he said and also claimed that Muslim MPs, MLAs and other politicians and government officials are actively helping the Bangladeshi migrants in India.

Togadia demanded that no one should be settled in any village until the National Citizenship Registry is updated. He also added that since 1947, Hindus in Bangladesh have been facing ethnic cleansing and so refugee status should not be extended to any Bangladeshi Muslim.

Moreover, he also demanded that Rs 7 lakh should be pais as ex-gratia to the kin of deceased family and Rs 3 lakh to those injured in the riot.

He also cautioned that Assam and most other States of Northeast are fact becoming like Jammu & Kashmir where drastic demographic changes were seen and the Indians have become minority.

Several NGOs and organisations like DDK, Guwahati, Choudhury Group, etc. distributed relief meterials in some relief camps of Kokrajhar and Chirang today.

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