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Madrassa in Assam blamed for being a safe-haven for illegal migrants and illegal activity

Posted by jagoindia on June 18, 2009


Assam tense as illegal migrant issue resurfaces
From ANI
Jorhat (Assam), June 17: Activists in Assam’s Jorhat district have alleged that a madrassa in Titabor region is sheltering a number of illegal migrants, and called for a 12-hour shutdown against state government’s inaction.
Activists of Jatiya Yuba Chatra Parishad and some former Madrassa-e-Islamia workers expressed fear that the migrants might be involved in various illegal activities.
“According to the Investigation Officer, 87 students are there in the madrassa and they provided photocopy of it president of madrassa, Farooq Ahmed. Others had firmly said that there are not more than 87 students in the madrassa. But they organized a press meet before the issue was raised and said that there are 150 students and they sent me a letter asking food for 150 students. Now, they are unable to provide any information on the whereabouts of remaining 63 students. In that case why the administration is not taking any steps or action against them. We hope that the state govt, especially chief minister would conduct a high level enquiry regarding this problem,” said Mukhtar Ahmed, former Secretary Madrassa-e-Islamia.
In the wake of a 12-hour shutdown called by AJYCP activists, policemen patrolled the streets to keep a check on any untoward activity.
People of the area see it as threat to their security and want the government to take action against the madrasas.
“It is a very serious problem for Titobar and entire Assam. Rebels are being trained here (at the madrassa) and then they are sent for carrying out blasts and other such activities. It has become a security problem for the locals. It is because of the porous border that people from Bangladesh enter the country easily and the state government and especially the chief minister should take strict steps to curtail the problem,” said Anuj Kumar Das, a local.
An increasingly strong student movement that has been campaigning against immigrants sparked off the current conflict.
Despite fencing its 4,000-kilometre border with Bangladesh, India has not been able to stop migrants coming to Assam.
Assam shares a 272 km (169 mile) porous border with Bangladesh.
Copyright Asian News International/DailyIndia.com
Illegal Migrant Tension in India
2009-6-17
Northeast India is tense, after a Muslim religious school is blamed for being a safe-haven for illegal migrants and illegal activity. This has sparked youth protests in the region and the migrants have been put under surveillance.
India’s Assam state is the center of agitation over illegal migrants sheltered at Madrassa-e-Islamia – a Muslim religious school.
Muslim residents and former staff now claim that several illegal migrants have taken refuge there and are involved in unlawful activities. It boils down to a question of numbers. The Investigation Officer has counted 87 students, but the school says there are 150.
[Mukhtar Ahmed, Former School Secretary]:
“They sent me a letter asking food for 150 students. Now, they are unable to provide any information on the whereabouts of remaining 63 students. In that case why is the administration not taking any steps or action against them? We hope that the state govt, especially chief minister, would conduct a high level enquiry regarding this problem.”
Police patrol the streets to keep a tab on any unrest after a 12-hour shutdown called by the activists, Jatiya Yuba Chatra Parishad. The activists blame state chief Tarun Gogoi for not taking any action against the school, which denies the allegations.
[Anuj Kumar Das, Resident]:
“It is a very serious problem for Titobar and entire Assam. Rebels are being trained here (at the madrassa) and then they are sent for carrying out blasts and other such activities. It has become a security problem for the locals.”
An increasingly strong student movement that has been campaigning against immigrants sparked off the current conflict.
India has fenced parts of the 4,000 kilometer border with Bangladesh, but officials say this has done little to deter desperate migrants.
Hundreds of thousands of illegal migrants from Bangladesh have swamped the tea-growing and oil-rich Assam state, in search for work and food.

Illegal Migrant Tension in India

2009-6-17

Northeast India is tense, after a Muslim religious school is blamed for being a safe-haven for illegal migrants and illegal activity. This has sparked youth protests in the region and the migrants have been put under surveillance.

India’s Assam state is the center of agitation over illegal migrants sheltered at Madrassa-e-Islamia – a Muslim religious school.

Muslim residents and former staff now claim that several illegal migrants have taken refuge there and are involved in unlawful activities. It boils down to a question of numbers. The Investigation Officer has counted 87 students, but the school says there are 150.

[Mukhtar Ahmed, Former School Secretary]:

“They sent me a letter asking food for 150 students. Now, they are unable to provide any information on the whereabouts of remaining 63 students. In that case why is the administration not taking any steps or action against them? We hope that the state govt, especially chief minister, would conduct a high level enquiry regarding this problem.”

Police patrol the streets to keep a tab on any unrest after a 12-hour shutdown called by the activists, Jatiya Yuba Chatra Parishad. The activists blame state chief Tarun Gogoi for not taking any action against the school, which denies the allegations.

[Anuj Kumar Das, Resident]:

“It is a very serious problem for Titobar and entire Assam. Rebels are being trained here (at the madrassa) and then they are sent for carrying out blasts and other such activities. It has become a security problem for the locals.”

An increasingly strong student movement that has been campaigning against immigrants sparked off the current conflict.

India has fenced parts of the 4,000 kilometer border with Bangladesh, but officials say this has done little to deter desperate migrants.

Hundreds of thousands of illegal migrants from Bangladesh have swamped the tea-growing and oil-rich Assam state, in search for work and food.

Assam tense as illegal migrant issue resurfaces

From ANI

Jorhat (Assam), June 17: Activists in Assam’s Jorhat district have alleged that a madrassa in Titabor region is sheltering a number of illegal migrants, and called for a 12-hour shutdown against state government’s inaction.

Activists of Jatiya Yuba Chatra Parishad and some former Madrassa-e-Islamia workers expressed fear that the migrants might be involved in various illegal activities.

“According to the Investigation Officer, 87 students are there in the madrassa and they provided photocopy of it president of madrassa, Farooq Ahmed. Others had firmly said that there are not more than 87 students in the madrassa. But they organized a press meet before the issue was raised and said that there are 150 students and they sent me a letter asking food for 150 students. Now, they are unable to provide any information on the whereabouts of remaining 63 students. In that case why the administration is not taking any steps or action against them. We hope that the state govt, especially chief minister would conduct a high level enquiry regarding this problem,” said Mukhtar Ahmed, former Secretary Madrassa-e-Islamia.

In the wake of a 12-hour shutdown called by AJYCP activists, policemen patrolled the streets to keep a check on any untoward activity.

People of the area see it as threat to their security and want the government to take action against the madrasas.

“It is a very serious problem for Titobar and entire Assam. Rebels are being trained here (at the madrassa) and then they are sent for carrying out blasts and other such activities. It has become a security problem for the locals. It is because of the porous border that people from Bangladesh enter the country easily and the state government and especially the chief minister should take strict steps to curtail the problem,” said Anuj Kumar Das, a local.

An increasingly strong student movement that has been campaigning against immigrants sparked off the current conflict.

Despite fencing its 4,000-kilometre border with Bangladesh, India has not been able to stop migrants coming to Assam.

Assam shares a 272 km (169 mile) porous border with Bangladesh.

Copyright Asian News International/DailyIndia.com

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