Shillong, Oct 1, 2017: The banned militant outfit — Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) warned that Meghalaya might again witness the worst ever communal clash if the State Government fails to push back the illegal Bangladeshi immigrants who are residing in various parts of the State.
“The State will again witness a communal clash which will be more dreadful compared to the ones in 1979, 1987 and 1992 if the Meghalaya Government does not take action against the illegal Bangladeshis,” HNLC spokesperson, Sainkupar Nongtraw stated in a statement issued here on Sunday.
Pointing out that if the Union Government is keen to push the Rohingya refugees to Myanmar, he said that the Meghalaya Government should show a similar commitment of pushing the Bangladeshi who are illegally residing in the State.
“Since 1971 till date, there are around 8,54,038 Bengali Hindu who have crossed over from Bangladesh to Meghalaya. The figure might be more since there are many who have not registered themselves,” Nongtraw said.
The HNLC spokesperson observed that the political scenario in India is getting worst with the BJP Government going all out to push back the Rohingya refugees to Myanmar despite the fact that not even a single FIR has been filed against them.
“The Indian Government is doing this even as political instability in Myanmar is very intense. This one-sided attitude of the BJP-led government at the centre serves not only as an insult to the Rohingya Muslims but to humanity as a whole,” Nongtraw observed.