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20 million illegal Bangladesh migrants form 2 per cent of India’s population

Posted by jagoindia on October 9, 2009

Two crore illegal Bangla migrants, 600 deported last year: states report
Amitabh Sinha 
 Oct 04, 2009

New Delhi: Estimates sent by the state governments have given an official number to
what has been known informally for a very long time – that illegal
migrants from Bangladesh now comprise at least two per cent of India’s

According to “very conservative estimates” of the state governments, the
total number of Bangladeshi citizens residing in India without proper
documents or permits would be in excess of 2 crore, government sources
have told The Sunday Express.

The state governments had been asked to send estimates of the number of
Bangladeshi migrants living in their states and also the number of such
people who had been deported back to their country. Most states have now

According to these figures, not more than 600 Bangladeshi migrants had
been deported to their country in the last one year and the possibility
of many of them finding their way back isn’t being ruled out.

Migrants from Bangladesh now live in every part of the country. Besides
West Bengal, Bihar, Assam and other North-Eastern states – the known
places where these illegal migrants have been able to settle down –
Maharashtra, Delhi, Haryana, western Uttar Pradesh, and Karnataka are
new regions having large concentrations of Bangladeshi citizens. Sources
said these were also areas witnessing rapid urbanization and
development, and therefore, offering job opportunities to these

Though it had asked for the data from the states, the Centre was still
undecided on what use to put this data to.

“This was mostly an academic exercise, not aimed at any particular
objective. The figures that have come out are only estimates, but they
are reliable estimates,” a senior government official said. He said as
of now there was no clarity on how to deal with this migrant population.

“That is something that the political leadership will have to take a
call on, probably after obtaining a consensus on the issue. Migration
from Bangladesh has huge social and economic aspects apart from having
security implications. There is no easy way to tackle this issue,” he

Posted in Assam, Bangladesh, Delhi, Haryana, India, Islamofascism, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Migrants, North East, State, Uttar Pradesh | Leave a Comment »

Bangladeshi intelligence agency involved in indoctrinating and radicalising Muslims in India’s North East

Posted by jagoindia on January 20, 2009

Bangla Sleuths radicalising Muslims
Express News Service

17 Jan 2009 CHENNAI:

The Bangladeshi intelligence agency the ‘Directorate General of Forces Intelligence’ (DGFI) is seriously involved in indoctrinating and radicalising Muslims in India’s North East (NE), former Governor of Manipur and Jharkhand, Ved Marwah said here on Friday.

Speaking to The New Indian Express after addressing a meet on Ethno Political situation in the NE, Ved Marwah said a dangerous situation was developing in the NE States. ‘You will find more anti-Indian feeling in Dhaka than in Islamabad,’ he said adding the Bangladeshi intelligence agency is involved in creating such a feeling within India besides nurturing disturbances in the NE States including Assam. ‘In Assam you have a population of more than 30 per cent Muslims and the spy agency is involved in radicalising them,’ he said and called for quick response from the government.

Similarly, in the Thoubal District of Manipur, the Bangladeshi spy agency is active in stoking serious trouble for the Indian government.

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Huji’s islamic plan in Assam: Foment trouble and bleed India

Posted by jagoindia on November 3, 2008

Why HuJI has found a new hotbed

Manan Kumar
01 Nov 2008

When clashes erupted between ethnic Bodos and ‘immigrant Bangladeshi’ Muslims in two rugged-terrain districts of Assam early last month, many predicted that it was only the manifestation of a simmering issue, and the worse was coming. They didn’t get it wrong: a deadly serial bomb blast ripped through the state on October 30.

The blasts were preceded by shrill anti-India war cries from several Bangladeshi Muslim-dominated villages of northern Udalaguri and Darrang districts where Pakistani flags were hoisted. The incident exposed the damage that a vote-hungry government can do to its people even as the virus of communal hatred was spreading wide and fast. The retaliation came this Thursday as several Upper Assam towns were rocked by explosions.

The scale and precision of the latest blasts and the steady flow of intelligence point a clear finger towards the involvement of Harkat-ul-Jehad-al-Islami (HuJI) of Bangladesh,  born in 1992 with the assistance of Osama bin Laden’s International Islamic Front.

But the warning that India’s Northeast, particularly Assam, is going to the next target of HuJI’s jehadi terror has been on the wall for quite some time. Worried conflict analysts had been pointing to the brisk demographic changes occurring in parts of Assam and the increasing infiltration of ISI-backed HuJI-B into that state’s Bangladeshi Muslim pockets. Terror would be exported from the eastern borders rather than the west, they had cautioned.

With Pakistan under pressure from the US to bring an end to its association with jehadi outfits, the Northeast, with its 200-odd insurgent groups and a clutch of weak governments, becomes an automatic choice for the ISI to exploit the region’s fragility. The Pakistani intellegince agency also found a natural ally in Bangladeshi fundamentalist elements.

From late 1990s onwards, Bangladesh has witnessed a rapid increase in the number of madrassas. The aim of these schools, originally meant to impart Quranic education, has been to create a large base of fundamentalist youth. The same period also saw the HuJI-B and other fundamentalist outfits like Jamaat-e-Islami and Islami Chhatra Shibir making increasing efforts to destabilise Bangladesh and establish Islamic rule in Dhaka.

In June 2001, about 25 al Qaeda activists visited HuJI training camps to prepare its cadre for much tougher terror tasks. It is no coincidence that during the same time, Bangladesh was alerted to the cries of Amra Sobai Hobo Taliban, Bangla Hobe Afghanistan (we will all become Taliban and we will turn Bangladesh into Afghanistan). The HuJI, having created a strong base in Bangladesh by then, turned its focus to the troubled Northeast following instructions from ISI and al Qaeda. The immediate motive was obvious: foment trouble and bleed India by penetrating Assam’s migrant Bangladeshi Muslim population and preparing them to undertake terror attacks.

The long-term objective of HuJI, security agencies believe, is to cut supply lines to the Northeast by severing India’s Chicken Neck corridor. Even Census 2001 shows that the migrant Bangladeshi Muslim population on both sides of the corridor had increased manifold.

Sources in the intelligence agencies claim that HuJI-B has since then not only forged alliances with groups like United Liberation Front of Asom, Muslim Liberation Tigers of Assam, Kamtapur Liberation Organisation, Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council and Peoples’ Liberation Army. It also established bases and sleeper cells in Kokrajhar, Naugaon, Karimganj, Bokaghat and Lumding.

Latest intelligence reports indicate that ISI has provided more men and material for military training to HuJI and its agents, including men from Taliban and al Qaeda. They are training both Bangladeshi and Indian cadres of HuJI in Kurigram and Rangpur areas of Bangladesh.

Posted in Assam, Bangladesh, HUJI, India, Islam, Islamofascism, Migrants, North East, Pakistan, State, Terrorism | 1 Comment »

200 Pak organisations raise funds for Islamic terror: IB

Posted by jagoindia on June 10, 2008

200 Pak organisations raise funds for terror: IB
Vicky Nanjappa in Bengaluru

June 10, 2008 16:47 IST
Even as security agencies try and crack down on terror outfits in the country, a government document based on information from the Intelligence Bureau says terror funding continues unabated.
An IB dossier claims that most of the funds raised by terror outfits come through self-styled NGOs and charity organisations.

According to the IB, there are at least 200 entities in Pakistan raising funds for terror operations.

The afore-mentioned document suggests that the nexus between Indian gangsters and Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence, the ISI, agency is also getting stronger by the day.

According to the report, Maharashtra is a key transit point for funds, with most of the money landing there before being dispatched to the rest of the country.

An IB official told that the financial channel is carefully monitored by terror outfits, and that the money ends up at the sleeper cells for use after passing through several levels.

IB sources say the money collected in Pakistan is transferred to Dubai through hawala operators before it reaches India.

The IB states that of late the base for the terror operations have shifted out of Kashmir, and attributes it to international pressure, the peace talks between India and Pakistan, and stepping up of security in the state.

However, the IB states that during a recent meeting convened by the ISI it was decided to bring Kashmir back on the boil, and that this may lead to renewed terror attacks in that state.

The government document also notes that the ISI has been stoking increased militancy in Punjab and the north-eastern states.

Since 2006 several terror cells set up by the ISI have been neutralised in Kashmir, forcing it to look beyond. The ISI then re-launched its Operation Pin Code and Operation Topac with a view to destabilising the entire country. That is where Punjab and the north-east come in.

The IB report says the Ludhiana blasts of October 2007 indicate that the ISI is desperately trying to revive Sikh militancy which had died a natural death in the late 1980s. The ISI has taken upon itself to roil Punjab so that it could have a partner in carrying out terror operations.

The IB also states that the ISI has been trying to improve its ties with militants in the north-east. The arrest of six People’s United Liberation Front members in Karnataka recently pointed to the ISI’s plans for the region. The six men had been suspended from the PULF over their links with the ISI, and the internal clashes over its involvement with the indigenous militant groups.

The first stage in Topac and Pin Code involves low-level insurgency through placing operatives in key locations across the country with a view to subverting the police force, communication networks, and financial institutions.

Phase two, which is underway, deals with stepping up terror in the border areas and elsewhere, through the Afghan mujahideen and Bangla militants who will have entered the country to carry out terror strikes.

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15-20 million illegal Bangladeshis threaten India and VHP to launch campaign to oust illegal Bangladeshis an

Posted by jagoindia on May 27, 2008

Bangla migrants pose threat: IB
Author: Chandan Nandy, The Hindustan Times, Date: November 7, 2003

The Indian security establishment has for the first time acknowledged the emerging security threat from Bangladesh.

An Intelligence Bureau document, prepared for delegates to the 38th conference of Directors-General of Police, states that Bangladesh “has emerged as a security threat to India since the Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led government of Begum Khaleda Zia came to power in 2001”. The document has been accessed by the Hindustan Times.

The document outlines the broad areas that pose a danger to India. These include the presence of Pakistani intelligence officials in Bangladesh, the rise of communal forces and the presence of Indian insurgent groups in that country. It also focuses on illegal immigration from Bangladesh.

The facts contained in the document form part of a new study that the IB had conducted on the issue.

Figures quoted in the document say the number of illegal immigrants from Bangladesh settled in India has crossed 15 million. Of these, 80 lakh are in West Bengal and 50 lakh in Assam.

Pointing out that the “influx” of Bangladeshi nationals has “continued unabated”, the document says that over 4.75 lakh illegal immigrants are settled in Katihar, Sahebganj, Kishenganj and Purnia districts of Bihar. About 3.75 lakh are in Tripura and 4 lakh in Delhi. West Bengal government sources said that of late, they have noticed a new trend in the nature of the immigration – the infiltrators are increasingly using Bengal as a transit point to move to other states.

Nagaland and Mizoram are the two other states in the North-East where Bangladeshi nationals have taken shelter. While in 1991, there were about 20,000 illegal immigrants in Nagaland, the number has now shot up to nearly 80,000.

Stating that illegal immigration has “significantly altered the demographic character” of the states bordering Bangladesh, the document spells out the dangers the massive influx poses to India’s security. It not only refers to the presence of terrorist elements in Bangladesh, but also admits to their clandestine movement into India.


Areas of concern

** Presence of Pakistani intelligence officials in Bangladesh

** Indian insurgent groups operating from that country

** Facts and figures

Number of illegal immigrants from Bangladesh settled in India has crossed 15 million

** New trend

Infiltrators are using Bengal as transit point to move to other areas


Illegal immigration has significantly altered the demographic character of the border states, particularly Bihar, West Bengal, Tripura and Assam

VHP to launch campaign to oust Bangladeshis
PTI | Ahmedabad
Posted online: May 26, 2008

The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Monday announced its decission to launch a nation-wide campaign to oust Bangladeshi infiltrators from India.

“Bangladeshi infiltration has become a big problem for the country. There are more than three crore Bangladeshi immigrants in the country and they have become carriers of error in India,” VHP All-India Secretary Surendra Jain told reporters here.

“VHP will launch a nation-wide campaign against the Bangladeshis and make sure that they are driven out of India. Not a single one should be allowed to stay in the country,” Jain said.

“It will be a people’s movement across the nation which will begin in a couple of months,” Jain added.

“Though this issue is not new but now the problem has become very serious. It has been proved that Bangladeshis are not merely infiltrating but they are attacking the country and we need to stop this before it gets out of hand,” Jain added.

Jain also demanded the resignation of Home Minister Shiraj Patil’s for his comment that cases of Afzal Guru and Sarabjeet Singh should be viewed in a similar context.

“Patil should not give such statements. He should be taken to task,” Jain said.

The VHP leader said that lack of a central policy on terrorism indicates that the Government has no will or plan to fight against terror.

“It is a big lapse on part of the Government that they have failed to formulate a policy to fight terrorism. Countries like the US, the UK, Italy and other developed nations have a policy on terror but we don’t have,” Jain said.

Jain said that it is a matter of pity that the Government has not formulated any policy against terrorism even after the Supreme Court and Delhi High Court had pointed out the acuteness of the problem on various occasions.

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Assam: 5000 strong violent Muslim mob attack police station, indulge in arson and stone pelting

Posted by jagoindia on May 26, 2008

Assam police open fire on crowd
By Subir Bhaumik
BBC News, Calcutta

A Muslim man was killed when police fired at a group of protestors in the north-eastern Indian state of Assam.

They were demonstrating against a movement for autonomy by the Rabha tribes people. Police said 20 others, including six policemen, were injured.

Bengali Muslims are the majority community in some districts of western Assam, bordering Bangladesh.

They say they will be marginalised if the Rabha tribals’ demand for an autonomous region is accepted.

The Rabhas want a separate autonomous region for their tribe on the lines of the autonomous council created for the Bodo tribe five years ago.

The tension started when a Rabha man was found dead on Sunday and police then arrested several Muslims.

A huge crowd of Muslims then gathered in front of the police station in Krishnai town in Assam’s western district of Goalpara, bordering Bangladesh, late on Sunday.

Police said the crowd turned violent and started pelting them with stones, forcing them to open fire. One man was killed. Earlier reports said the dead person was a woman. An indefinite curfew was imposed at Krishnai and is still in force.

Curfew imposed in Assam

May 26

Indefinite curfew has been clamped in Goalpara and Krishnai towns of lower Assam since Sunday after mob fury followed by a police firing that left one person dead and wounded four others.
High tension mounted in the area after miscreants torched two houses near Krishnai market and recovery of a 55-year old man’s body from a lake on Sunday.
The incidents took place on the last day of a 72-hour bandh called by several organizations of the Rabha tribes to protest against the delay in granting Sixth Schedule status to the community.
Police later picked up seven persons belonged to a particular community in connection with the arson and took them to Krishnai Police Station. In protest of the arrest, an around five- thousand strong mob, armed with lethal weapons, started attacking the Police Station and pelted stones on the policemen on duty. One CRPF jawan and several policemen, including the Superintendent of Police Akhilesh Singh and DIG, Western Range K.P.Singh Deo were injured in the mob attack. Police later opened fire to disperse the violent mob leading to death of one person and injuring four others.
The Deputy Commissioner of Goalpara district Mr. Utpalananda Sharma said that the situation in the curfew-bound areas is completely under control now. Army and Paramilitary forces are flag-marching in the violence-affected areas.

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The Greater Bangladesh Dream

Posted by jagoindia on May 26, 2008

AKM to thwart influx of migrants

In pursuance of Survival 2007 campaign, the Ao Kaketshir Mongdang (AKM) undertook a comprehensive investigation on the problem of unabated influx of illegal migrants into the state and the region, particularly from Bangladesh. We discovered that although influx of illegal migrants to Nagaland is purportedly economic driven, the imminence of a sinister politico-religious design of some external fundamentalist agencies cannot be ruled out. These are some of the information we garnered on this regard:

That, the Muslim League had in 1947 prior to India’s and Pakistan’s Independence drawn a political map of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) which indicated the whole of present-day NE India falling within East Pakistan territory. Basing on this, some utopian fundamentalist Islamic agencies are reportedly endeavoring to carve out an Islamic state out of NE India and then assimilate it with Bangladesh to form “Greater Bangladesh” or “Brihot Bangladesh” or “Bangistan,” as they term their utopian Islamic State.

That, Brigadier DK Bux of Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) and Abdul Hasan Muadish, founder of Jamat-e-Islam met at Dhaka, Bangladesh, on December 15, 2004 and jointly declared Operation Pin Code. The reported objective of Operation Pin Code is to cause havoc and corruption in the NE India. The Islamabad based Islamic Development Bank has sanctioned 35 million dollars for the Operation, we have learned. Muttahida Jihad Council (United Jihad Council) of Jammu and Kashmir is also reported to be roped in to spread bloodshed in the NE India region.

That, the Islamic Bank of Saudi Arabia sponsors up to a sum of Rs.1,00,000/- to any Muslim migrant who marries a local woman, which perhaps serve them a big deal to further their utopian and sinister design of Islamitization of NE India by destabilizing the very social fabric of the indigenous peoples of the state and the region.

That, the Muslim Liberation Front of Burma led by Maulana Abdul Qadir Mullah is co-operating with the Bangladeshi Islamic extremists to further their cherished dream of carving out Greater Bangladesh. This nexus is financed by the Saudi Arabia based Rabitat-al-Islami, as per reports.

That, Harkat-ul-Jihad-e-Islamic (HUJI) under the leadership of Sheikh Farid and based in Chittagong, Bangladesh, was formed under Bin Laden’s Al Qaeda patronage to further their Greater Bangladesh dream.

That, Rabita Trust of Bangladesh managed by Wael Hamza Julaidan in collaboration with the Muslim World League and the International Islamic Relief Organization as well as the Council of Saudi Chambers of Commerce reportedly masterminds the move to transform the NE India region into an Islamic State which will be assimilated into Bangladesh to form “Bangistan” or “Greater Bangladesh.”

That, Bangladeshi intellectuals, such as Dr. A.H. Jaffar, whose real name is Abdul Hassanath, based in New Orleans, USA, are very vocal patrons of “Bangistan” or “Brihot Bangladesh” and his comments with clear separatist designs in an article was floated in the site

That, in line with the Greater Bangladesh dream, NE Indian states bordering Bangladesh has shown a sudden upturn in Bangladeshi Muslim population since the eighties. While Bangladeshi illegals initially come as economic refugees, they are subsequently used for Bangladeshi political interests. It is also reported that they get State patronage, under the tutelage of Bangladesh’s Directorate General of Field Intelligence (DGFI) to infiltrate into India, and are punished if they attempt to return.

The AKM require the Nagaland Police Intelligence Bureau to urgently investigate on the above cited information for governmental discernment and initiate necessary counter measures immediately, which otherwise left unattended could prove annihilating for the Nagas in particular and the whole NE India region in general. The rapid growth of international Islamic fundamentalism may provide the driving force for this demand of a utopian “Greater Bangladesh.” We must not allow any misconceived notions of secularism blind us to these realities.

Further, the AKM once again strongly reiterate that not a single illegal migrant shall be allowed to walk the Naga soil within our traditional jurisdiction.

Aodangnok, President, AKM.

Jamir, Vice-President, AKM and Convener, Survival 2007.

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