EDITORIAL

Stunning betrayal

Every alterte day our brave jawans are being martyred in Jammu and Kashmir by Pakistan sponsored jehadis. It bleeds my heart to see those young soldiers returning to their respective families inside the coffin wrapped in the tri-colour. Unfortutely, those bloody terrorists are aided by some locals of Kashmir valley in their terror activities. India, being a secular tion under some serious compulsions due to one political party, had to ignore such daily incidents with eyes closed. Some sycophant leaders of Congress mely Digvijay Singh, P Chidambaram, etc., never hesitate to even question the integrity of the Chief of Army. Instead of supporting the government and standing behind the families of those martyrs, they try to gain political mileage out of it. The BJP government has to react and act as our Army cannot afford to lose young brave hearts on a regular basis. For Congress leaders, their objective is quite obvious, power at any cost, even at the cost of tion. Really stunning that betrayal is happening in secular India.

Dr. Ashim Chowdhury,
Ambari, Guwahati-1.

Full implementation of the Assam Accord

The deportation of illegal Bangladeshi migrants from Assam has not become possible due to the utter negligence of both the state and central governments. For decades, the local people  in Assam  have  been   pressing  both the  State  government and the Central government to check the movement of migrants from the  neighbouring Bangladesh by erecting fencing along the India and Bangladesh intertiol border and to deport  Bangladeshi migrants who entered  Assam illegally. As per Assam Accord, signed between the Central and Assam governments on one side and the All Assam Students’ Union  on August 15, 1985, Bangladeshi migrants who entered Assam on or after March 25, 1971 would be detected, their mes deleted from the electoral rolls and then deported. Now, it is more than 31 years since the Assam Accord was signed. Till now, key clauses  of the Assam Accord are yet to be implemented. Obviously, the presence of lakhs of illegal  immigrants from Bangladesh in Assam   has  become a  big  threat to the survival of the local people of Assam and their presence has already caused a negative effect  on the  culture, identity and   economic future of the indigenous people of Assam.

The BJP-led Central government  must show its sincerity in the implementation of every clause of the Assam Accord. Assam can no longer bear the burden of a huge number of Bangladeshi migrants.  Geographically, Assam is a small State in India and it is already an overpopulated State in comparison to its land areas. Now, the BJP-led Central government must start works for the detection and deportation of all Bangladeshi migrants from Assam. Otherwise, one day, Bangladeshi migrants will outnumber the local people of the State and the future conditions of the Assamese people will be like that of the Palestinians in Israel.

Maheswar Deka,
Rangia.