|Karbi bodies vow to fight influx|
DIPHU, Sept 7 – Along with the rest of the State, the issue of influx of illegal immigrants has triggered massive protests in Karbi Anglong district too. Different student organisations and KSYC have urged the district administration to take all preventive measures needed for the detection and expulsion of Bangladeshi nationals within 15 days beginning from the current month of September.
Bipul Tisso, assistant secretary, media and publicity, KSYC central executive committee, stated that the KSYC would fully cooperate with the authorities concerned for the detection and expulsion of Bangladeshis as it cannot allow any such national to stay in the district. “We will launch a massive search operation on our own in the probable areas of the autonomous district to track down their places of hiding if the authority fails to take proper action on the issue,” he added.
The KSYC further said that it has already started a liaison with other student bodies of different communities and youth organisations of the State for lunching a joint agitation on this issue. The youth council stated that after reviewing the socio- political developments in the State in the aftermath the bloody clashes in the BTAD areas and adjoining districts, it was convinced that a large Bangladeshi nationals’ influx has taken place in Karbi Anglong district.
The youth council added that it can spot a number of such doubtful nationals in the vicinity of the town, at places like Panbari and other localities where certain religious minority people are staying. Most of these people are not well acquainted with the local languages and it is believed that they had come from the clash-hit areas.
The United Students Union of Karbi Anglong (USUKA) has also decided to stage a massive torch rally on September 9 in Howraghat town to protest against the influx of illegal immigrants into the State.
Meanwhile, a local vernacular daily published from Diphu, quoting police sources, claimed that 538 suspected Bangladeshi nationals have been detected by the Baithalango police in Hamren subdivision, who were awaiting deportation. The KSYC has alleged that the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council, civil administration and the police were not doing enough in dealing with the menace of influx of foreign nationals.