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Illegal immigrants posing threat to indigenous people in gaon

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  26 May 2015 12:00 AM GMT

From a Correspondent

GAON, May 25: Infiltration of illegal Bangladeshis has affected the demography of gaon district and created a fresh threat to the indigenous people of the district in the assembly election of 2016 for which the total political scerio of the district could possibly change and affect the socio-economic and cultural growth of the district.

Sources have alleged that the illegal immigrants have included their mes in the voters’ list through some officials or headmen and other local political leaders and were also trying to include their mes in the latest NRC process.

Earlier, one such illegal and officially detected foreigner Kamal Uddin even contested from the Yamumukh Assembly seat. He was detected and sent back to Bangladesh several times. According to the census report of 1901, the total population in the district was 2,60,411 and in 1991 the population was 25, 32,853. During these two censuses, the rate of growth of population in the district was 10.81 per cent. In 1901 the total population of religious minority was 12,578 and the rate of growth was 6 per cent. On the other hand, the total population of religious minority in 1991 was 11,83,157. From 1901 to 1991, the growth rate of religious minority was 104.51 per cent.

Moreover, the population density in India in 1901 was 68 per kilometre and in 1991 the density went up to 267. But in Assam it was 268. Illegal influx into Assam was posing a serious threat to the demography of the State, said sources.

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