Guwahati/Thane, Aug 5 : Calls for deporting migrants of Bangladeshi origin are rising in Assam in the wake of terrorists attacks across the country. In Assam, the 'Oust Bangladeshi' campaign stir is gaining momentum following the arrest of a Bangladeshi national with a 'Pakistani passport'.
Angry protesters said that not only had the man entered India, but he had also contested the 1996 polls in the state.
"This has been going on for many days. These Bangladeshis have become a real threat to the very existence of indigenous Assamese people. We have been protesting for long, but the Centre does not give importance to our demands at all," claimed Monoj Baruah, Secretary of theAssam Yuba Chatra Parishad.
Baruah's charge came even as Maharashtra Police arrested over 40 Bangladeshi nationals, including 18 women and five children in Thane District. They were arrested for violating the Indian Passport Act and Foreigner's Act. Deputy Commissioner of Police of Thane Dattatreya Karate, said these illegal migrants would be deported to Bangladesh.