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In a hostile neighbourhood, India must protect and fence its borders: Mahanta

In a hostile neighbourhood, India must protect and fence its borders: Mahanta

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  3 Sep 2017 12:00 AM GMT

From A Correspondent

DHUBRI, Sept 2: The days of globalization are over and now post globalization has been ushered in, and in view of this, all borders India share with other countries should be protected and fenced immediately.

This was stated by Head of the Department of Political Science, Gauhati University, ni Gopal Mahanta, while addressing as the appointed speaker on the theme “ tiol Security, Border Security and Duty of Citizens” in the meeting organized by Dhubri Jinti Barua Swarani Nyas, on its 6th foundation day at Agrasen Bhawan auditorium here on Thursday.

Mahanta said that when globalization was at its peak, the entire world was conceived as a global village and a concept was developed of border less countries, but those days are over and now we live in the age of post globalisation.

“India cannot afford to be a country without borders with her neighbouring countries as most of them are hostile and in dispute over the boundary line with India, particularly Pakistan and Chi”, Mahanta added.

While speaking of the threat on tiol integrity and security, Mahanta pointed out that besides neighbouring countries, insurgent groups of north east and other parts of the country are also taking advantage of porous and unfenced borders and indulging in supplying arms and drugs across the border.

Referring to smuggling through the border with Bangladesh, he said trans-border smuggling and infiltration across the border including illegal cattle trade still remains a serious issue in Assam, but deployment of Border Security Forces (BSF) along the border alone cannot stop them. Citizens must be aware of security threat to the tion and should come forward to protect the border and stop infiltration and trans-border smuggling. “It is the people who live along the border who can identify strangers or foreigners in their respective villages and also inform about the trans-border illegal activities to the law enforcing agencies”, Mahanta opined in his hour long speech.

Earlier in the day, the Nyas organized various competitions including art, quiz and extempore speech among the students at Dhubri Girls’ College, wherein nearly 108 students from various schools and colleges participated. Founder of Nyas and tiol Co-Coorditor of Seemanta Cheta Mancha, Purvottar, Kumar Pradipanji explained the objective of Nyas, which has been organizing various programmes since the last six years.

“We are making an effort to enlighten the students about our great tion and its problems and prospects with a view to build a strong tion in all aspects”, Pradipanji explained.

Secretary of Dhubri Jinti Barua Swarani Nyas Dipankar Mazumdar said that prizes were given away by Assistant Commissioner, Jintu Bora, Kshetra Pracharak of north Assam, Balaram Das and ni Gopal Mahanta, to the winners of the various competitions at the end of the function on Thursday.

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