By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Oct 13: With, what it is says, continuous infiltration of Rohingiyas into Assam, the Hindu Yuba-Chatra Parishad: Asom (HYCPA) fears that Islamic insurgents in the State are likely to raise the bar to take their activities to a new level so as to achieve what they intend to.
A statement issued to the press HYCPA president Balen Baishya said: “Even as New Delhi claims to have sealed Indo-Bangladesh and Indo-Myanmar borders so as to prevent entry of Rohingiyas into Assam, they continue to intrude the State via Meghalaya. And of late, over 5,000 Rohingiyas have already entered Assam via the transit route in Meghalaya.”
Giving details of the modus operandi and the transit route to reach Assam being followed by Rohingiyas, Baishya said: “They first enter Tikrikilla in Garo Hills in Meghlaya from Bangladesh and opt to stay there for a period, before entering Assam. They enter Assam from Garo Hills via Damara and go to various sars in Dhubri district. They stay there for a period. From there they steer motor boats upstream the Brahmaputra to three specific sars in Barpeta district and Bhagnamari sar in Nalbari district. Their religious oneness make they easily get blended into the local populace. All the places, right from Garo Hills to the sars in Dhubri, are transit points where they choose to stay for certain periods, as though to acclimatize themselves to the new situation or ambience. Amidst co-religious people, they can get blended into the local populace at ease.” The situation in Assam, HYCPA fears, is fraught with more uprisings by Islamic insurgents with unabated influx of Rohingiyas to the State. “We, therefore, appeal to both the Centre and the State Government to conduct search operations in all sar areas in the State so as to flush the Rohingiyas out,” the statement said.