At a time when the fundamentalists are up and about to destabilize India, at a time, when lakhs of infiltrators are illegally entering India along the porous Bangladesh border, the chars of Assam have been transformed into safe hubs for fundamentalist groups entering Assam through the Bangladesh border. The arrest of more than 40 members of Jamaat-Ul-Mujahideen of Bangladesh in lbari and busting of opium cultivation in chars in Barpeta are cases in point. While the previous Congress government connived in this sinister developments for fear of losing minority votes, the present regime led by BJP appears to have taken certain steps. Of course, these elements are so deeply rooted in the 2,300 chars, some of them quite iccessible, that to root them out would be like cleansing the proverbial Augean stable. Even the Central government led by BJP is yet to wake up from its slumber. It is shameful that neighboring Bangladesh has been quite alive to the threat posed by fundamentalists as is evident from the way the government there is elimiting them. Bangladesh really deserves kudos. Only the other day, while picking up a dreaded terrorist from Assam, West Bengal police derided and criticized their counterparts in Assam. The root cause of this sorry state of affairs is the Congress; both UPA at the centre and the Tarun Gogoi-led previous government could see with their myopic vision only their votes. the BJP now must show its guts and sincerity in elimiting such fundamentalists before they elimite the innocent people. Further, newspaper reports suggest that on questioning the arrested JMB members, it transpired that members of the group from Bengal misused some madrasas for indoctrition purposes.