Deport illegal Bangladeshi migrants: RSS chief

Panaji, Feb 3 (Calcutta Tube) Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat Wednesday asked the central government to implement the Supreme court guidelines and deport lakhs of Bangladeshi migrants illegally residing in India.

Bhagwat, who was speaking at a public meeting organised by the RSS here, also said petty vote bank politics indulged in by political parties had compromised the security of the nation.

‘Bangladeshis illegally staying in India should be sent back to their country. Their names should be deleted from the ration cards and electoral roll,’ Bhagwat said, adding that the Supreme Court guidelines even specified that such illegal residents be put in internment camps until their deportation proceedings are completed.

‘How can we ignore the fact that Bangladesh’s vision document which was drafted after its creation, clearly states that since Bangladesh is hard-pressed for land, it would have to claim territory from neighbouring Assam,’ he said.

‘I was in Guwahati before coming to Goa. People there have begun to fear whether Assam will remain in India! Bangladeshis are coming into Assam by the crore,’ Bhagwat said, adding that the security and stability of the nation was at threat with such rampant influx of illegal migrants from Bangladesh.

This is Bhagwat’s first trip to the state since taking over as RSS chief. There are more than 100 RSS branches in Goa, since it was started here in 1962.

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