It is indeed shocking news that several persons – as many as 14 – have been arrested across Assam in the past few days for supporting the Taliban through various social media platforms. Even more shocking is that of the 14 arrested by the Assam Police till Saturday, at least one is a student pursuing an MBBS course, two of them are Muslim clerics or mullahs, and one is a constable of the Assam Police itself. According to the Assam Police, the arrested 14 persons hail from ten different districts of Assam. Moreover, three others who have been identified are also from Assam but are currently staying abroad. Every patriotic and law-abiding citizen of the country needs to note the names of these persons who have been already arrested and booked under various Sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. Look at their names and the districts they hail from – Maulana Fazul Karim (49 years) from Darrang, Abu Bakkar Siddique alias Agha Khan Aveilekh (55) from Kamrup, Saidul Hoque (29) also from Kamrup, Jawed Mazumder from Cachar, Mozidul Islam (25) from Barpeta, Faruk Hussain Khan (32) also from Barpeta, Saiyad Ahmed (27) from Dhubri, Arman Hussain (25) also from Dhubri, Nadim Akhtar (23) from Hailakandi, Khandakar Nur Alom from South Salmara, Maulana Yaseen Khan (26) from Goalpara, Maulana Basiruddin Laskar (65) from Hojai, Mujib Uddin and Mortuza Hussain Khan both from Karimganj. One thing is clear from the above list – that all of them come from districts that have undergone dangerous demographic changes in the past few decades due to large-scale infiltration from erstwhile East Pakistan and present-day Bangladesh, and that they have no allegiance whatsoever for the country in which they currently live. It is important that the Assam Police also conduct a thorough inquiry into their antecedents, their family background, their educational background if any, their family migration history, and all details of their telephone calls, emails and other communications. There is every possibility that these 14 persons are part of a larger network of anti-nationals who are backed and blessed by a particular international fundamental force that works closely with some global terror group or the other. Otherwise, why would a person living in India make social media posts supporting the Taliban which has nothing to do with Assam. The Assam Police could probably also extend its investigation and find out if the arrested persons have any link to some political parties which work overtime in the interest of the immigrants of East Pakistan and Bangladesh origin.