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Islamic law being forced upon in Asom, West Bengal: Joshi

Written by: Staff

Varanasi, Nov 20 (UNI) The Bharatiya Janata Party today alleged that Muslim separatists from Bangladesh had heavily infiltrated into at least ten districts of Asom and West Bengal and were trying to foist Islamic law in the region.

''As part of Pakistan's long cherished dream of capturing Kashmir, Asom and Bengal, fundamentalist forces from the neighbouring country have infiltrated into at least ten districts of West Bengal and Asom. These elements led by a predominantly Muslim party of Asom were trying to force upon Islamic law in the districts concerned,'' former Union Minister Murli Manohar Joshi alleged.

Interacting with newspersons, Dr Joshi said Pakistan founder Mohd Ali Jinnah had aspired that his country also comprise Kashmir, Bengal and Asom. The dream, however, could not be realised due to efforts of nationalist leaders like Sardar Patel.

''The unfulfilled Pak dream is now finding favour from fundamentalist forces in Bangladesh, having full-fledged Pak support. The separatist elements from Bangladesh have heavily infiltrated into the desired regions and were working for actualisation of Jinnah's dream,'' he added.

''I met Asom Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi at New Delhi Airport this morning, where he confided to me that the situation in the state is critical,'' Dr Joshi claimed.

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