Advani blames Bangladeshi immigrants for Assam violence
Guwahati, July 31 (IANS) Veteran BJP leader L.K. Advani Tuesday blamed the immigration of people from Bangladesh into Assam for the communal violence in the state.
Advani, who is touring the state, said at a press conference that there was a "criminal delay" by the government in handling the crisis.
The over week-long violence between the Bodos and the Bengali-speaking Muslim settlers from July 19 left 56 dead and lakhs homeless.
"As a result of the infiltration in collusion of state government and government of India, people of Assam are feeling that they are losing control over their own land while illegal Bangladeshis have embarked upon large-scale land grab," Advani said.
"The second is ethnic problem. The Bodos face the threat of marginalisation in their own land," he said.
"The third problem is the demographic change taking place in Assam," he said.
Read More: Lal Krishna Advani | Bangladesh | Bengali Market | Aligarh Muslim University | Assam Lingzey | Guwahati Gpo | Assam Tribune | Assam Engg. Institute | Assam Sachivalaya | Guwahati University Ho | Guwahati Airport | North Guwahati | Assam Syntex | Assam Agriculture University | Assam Medical College | Sripuria Bengali Gaon | Agbandha Bengali Gaon | Assam University | Assam Quary | Assam Rifles
WOMAN GANG-RAPED AND PHYSICALLY ASSAULTED BY 4 MEN
May 18, 2013 at 2:10 PM
CBI official investigating coal scam arrested for taking bribe
May 18, 2013 at 1:00 PM
IPL SPOT FIXING: AJIT CHANDILA TRIED TO ROPE IN 2 MORE PLAYERS
May 18, 2013 at 12:54 PM