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Bharat Raksha Manch to publish white paper on Bangladeshi infiltration

Bhubaneswar, September 13: The Bharat Raksha Manch on Sunday said that it would release a White Paper on the extent of Bangladeshi infiltration in the state.

Manch national secretary Anil Dhir said that a preliminary survey of 72 urban places in the State had shown that in 54 towns and cities there was a discernible, identifiable, prominent presence of illegal Bangladeshi immigrants.

He said these infiltrators are engaged in nefarious activities like smuggling, counterfeit currency, cattle trade, highway robbery, temple theft etc.  The entire commercial sex industry in the State in now under the control of these immigrants, added Dhir.

The Manch held a  seminar on  “Bangladeshi Infiltration in India and Its Impact on Odisha”  which was inaugurated by Sambad daily editor Soumya Ranjan Patnaik.

Speaking at the seminar, Dhir gave a detailed report of the extent of the illegal infiltration of Bangladeshi migrants in the entire State. He said that with its   485 kms coastline, the longest in the country, Odisha is the most vulnerable State in the country for landings. The five marine stations, set up after the 27/11 attacks, have a zero record of nabbing any infiltrators since they were set up in 2009. In spite of this, thirteen more Police Stations are being set up.  Dhir lamented that expensive inceptor boats, coating crores of rupees, are lying unused. The few infiltrators that are nabbed are by the Coast Guard.  

Manch national co-convenor Murali Manohar Sharma elaborated understanding of the ongoing National Citizens Register in Assam. He said that this will help in identifying illegal immigrants and that this exercise should be implemented in all the border states.

Manch national convenor Suryakant Kelkar gave a perspective of the all India scenario.

Soumya Ranjan Patnaik said that the regional political parties were in a big way responsible for encouraging this influx.  He lambasted that Indians have become dependent of the cheap labour force of these illegal migrants.

“The laws need to be re-strengthened, the facilitators, who help in this illegal immigration, would be heavily punished,” said Patnaik. Bimalendu Mohanty also spoke.

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