NEW DELHI: Hailing Home Minister Amit Shah’s move of raising the illegal immigrants issue with his Bangladesh counterpart, All Assam Student Union (AASU) chief advisor Samujjal Bhattacharya on Thursday said that New Delhi should talk on the issue of repatriation of illegal Bangladeshi migrants with Dhaka.
“This is a welcome step but we want that people who ever has come to Assam after 1971 should be sent back to Bangladesh,” said Samujjal Bhattacharya in New Delhi.
He said that the government on earlier occasions too had raised the issue with Bangladesh “but we want that the talks become reality... the government should initiate bilateral talks with Bangladesh.”
The leader of Opposition in Assam Assembly, Debabrata Saikia said that the Centre should hand over all the documents related to the illegal immigrants to Bangladesh.
“It’s time the government should talk with Bangladesh,” said Saikia.
In the seventh Home Ministry level talks in New Delhi on Wednesday, Amit Shah had raised serious concern over the illegal undocumented entry of people from across the border with Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan.
“The entry of undocumented people especially in the north-eastern States is a serious matter,” said a statement from the Home Ministry.
Both the leaders also reiterated their a zero-tolerance stand against terrorism. They talked about cross-border terrorism among others.