BJP condemns infiltrators attacking Bodos in Assam

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New Delhi, Oct 5 (UNI) The BJP today strongly condemned the attacks by Bangladeshi infiltrators on minority Bodos as a matter of grave concern for the country as 30 people had died 200 were grievously injured and two lakh were compelled to flee their villages and take shelter into camps.

''It is a matter of national shame that state government headed by Congress Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has allowed the situation to drift for last one month and did not make adequate security arrangements for Bodos, who were relentlessly attacked by the settlers,'' BJP spokesman Prakash Javadekar said in a statement.

He said the BJP demanded immediate action against Assam government as it had failed miserably to protect the life and property of Bodos in the state. Thousands of houses had been burnt and looted after Bodos were forced to flee the villages.

The Bangladeshi settlers, who had illegally infiltrated into the country, concentrated in Darrang and Dalgaon area. In many villages, these infiltrators had outnumbered locals resulting in such village attacks. The attackers even hoisted Pakistan and Bangladesh flags and attacked hundreds of vehicles carrying Durga Puja idols, he said.

''The BJP condemns the attacks and subsequent loss of life. BJP also condemns the state government for its negligence. What is worse is that people taking shelter in camps are neither provided adequate relief nor allowed help from NGOs and social organisations,'' Mr Javadekar said.

The party also condemned central government's selective attitude of targeting states ruled by opposition parties and ignore incidences in Congress-ruled states. ''BJP demands immediate intensification, detection and deportation of illegal Bangladeshi immigrants,'' he said.

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