From our Staff Reporter
DIBRUGARH, Aug 3: The clashes in BTAD happened due to influx of Bangladeshi immigrants, stated the Dibrugarh district unit of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP). They blamed the state government for the flare-up. The organization said that the Indo-Bangladesh border is porous as the fencing along the stretch is not yet complete. Not only does the unhindered flow of illegal migrants lead to increase of unemployed and encroachment, it also causes disparities among the communities, they added. The consequent change in demographic patterns in BTAD was the reason behind the clashes, the Parishad asserted. The youth body demanded that the Centre and State Government should rehabilitate the people who became homeless. The demands also included relief to the affected in the camps, construction of temporary schools for the students, deployment of special vigilance police teams in the reconstructed villages, spot checking of suspected Bangladeshis and deportation of immigrants. Moreover, they continued, the authorities should complete fencing the border, upgradation of Citizens’ Register and deploy additional armed forces on the border.