Patna, Sep 22 (UNI) Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) today emphasised the need for a 'tougher stand' by the state and union governments against largescale infiltration of Bangladeshi nationals into India.
Addressing a two-day national conference of the Parishad here since yesterday, ABVP president Ramnaresh Singh and its All India General Secretary General Suresh Bhatt said unabated infiltration of thousands of Bangladeshis into different states for the past several years already had a 'catastrophic effect'in the socio-economic and cultural sectors of the country.
These apart,the largescale infiltration had increased the problems of international terrorism, drug and human trafficking and supply of fake currencies manifold,they said adding this had also severely affected the security of the country through several other means.
Describing the issue as a 'burning problem,' Mr Singh and Mr Bhatia requested the political parties not to politicise it.
''But it is very unfortunate that in spite of being aware of the problem,some political parties are still abetting these infiltrators with an eye to use them as their vote bank,''the ABVP leaders alleged.
Prominent among others who spoke on the occasion were former Union Law Minister Subramanian Swamy and Delhi University Students' Union leader Nupur Sharma.
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