The Union Home Ministry (MHA) has blacklisted seven Bangladeshi nationals – six religious leaders and a singer – for taking part in “objectionable activities” in Assam and elsewhere in the neighboring country.
The decision to blacklist the seven Bangladeshis was taken after the Assam government notified the MHA against them following intelligence reports.
‘They were mainly traveling on a tourist and medical visa’: Assam ADGP
Addressed exclusively to Republic Media NetworkHiren Nath, Assam’s Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), confirmed the development saying, “In fact, we had observed that for some time now, many religious preachers come from Bangladesh, and there is no no objection as such if there is in fact religious preaching observing all the rules and without disturbing communal peace and harmony… But, we have found that many preachers come with a visa tourist or medical visa… So when you come with these visas, you can’t do religious preaching, you can’t engage in economic activities and you can’t take money from people. is very well established in the rules of Visa.
“All these people have been preaching for some time in many sensitive districts of the state, especially in the lower part of Assam. They have been to Dhubri, Walbeta, Goalpara, Morigaon and Maligaon, and are preaching in the presence of Thousands of people Thousands of people After we received this information, we collected the evidence, then we took the case to the central agencies and learned that the visa of 7 people had recently been blacklisted. Among them, 6 are religious preachers and 1 is a singer. The singer is identified as Munia Moon and the preachers are Jalal Uddin Usmani, Mufti Hussain, Abu Taher, Md Jakaria, Khawaja Badruddoza Haider and Hazarat Maulana Mufti,” a- he added.
Meanwhile, India has seen illegal infiltration of Bangladeshis. On June 7, six Bangladeshi nationals were apprehended by Indian law enforcement along with a duo from Jaintia Hills viz. Dionitrios Khyriem and Merciful Suja, respectively charged with illegal infiltration and complicity. Bangladeshis are said to have traveled without proper documentation.
Also on June 16, no less than 11 Bangladeshi nationals were arrested by East Jaintia Hills police for illegally entering Indian territory. Two locals, identified as John Patwad and Jingieit Suting, were also arrested for facilitating the same, Indian media further reported.