RSS wants Indo-Bangla border sealed after land pact
With Parliament approving the historic Land Boundary Agreement with Bangladesh, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has demanded that it should be followed up by sealing of borders to check illegal immigration from the eastern neighbour.
While welcoming the Indo-Bangladesh deal as “landmark”, the RSS warned the Government of a “Jammu and Kashmir-like imbroglio on India’s eastern border” if illegal immigration from Bangladesh is not checked.
“This landmark deal should be followed up with the illegal migration issue. Otherwise, in future, we will have to deal with another Jammu-Kashmir like imbroglio on the eastern border... Now with borders marked, it is time to address the issues pertaining to illegal immigration,” an editorial in the latest edition of RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) mouthpiece “Organiser” said. It made a case to stop “illegal immigration” on the grounds that it had altered the demography of the county and compromised national security.
“The illegal migration and subsequent changes in demography have resulted in vote bank considerations surpassing national security concerns,” it says accusing both the previous Left government and the incumbent TMC dispensation led by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of not reining in the trend.