September 20, 2017
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Unchecked entrants
Bangladeshi illegal immigrants and its impact on North East For India’s North East states, the alarming issue is the uninterrupted illegal intrusion of Bangladeshis into Indian Territory tampering the demographic composition of the region and that lead to social tensions and confrontations over certain diverse aspects. Bangladesh came to today’s shape through a long history of political evolution. Today Bangladesh is one of the poorest countries among the Asian continent and faces serious issues and poses great threat to its neighbouring countries. After the formation of Bangladesh as an independent state in 197, there were difficulties in holding the population in terms of economic and social status, and this further lead to the migration of the Bengali speaking population into the Indian states which were mostly into the North-Eastern states like Nagaland, Assam, Tripura, Meghalaya and other states like West Bengal, Bihar and even in Delhi. In 2004, the Congress-led UPA Government came up with a figure of 1,20,53,950 illegal Bangladeshi immigrants living in various parts of India and 35 million in 2008 but the figures of these immigrants have till date not been specific and accurate for study and analysis. But what is interesting here is that the entire blame cannot be put on the Bangladeshi‘s alone because the political parties in Bengal and some North-Eastern states play a small role in encouraging the flow of the people in to the
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