Mughalistan (or Mughalstan) is the name of an independent homeland proposed
for the Muslims of India. This Mughal-Muslim state in the Indian subcontinent
will include all of North India and Eastern India, and will be formed by merging
Pakistan and Bangladesh through a large corridor of land running across the
Indo-Gangetic plain, the heartland of India. This Mughalistan corridor will
comprise Muslim-majority areas of Northern India and eastern India that will
be partitioned for the second time in history.
The comprehensive plan for a second partition of India was first developed
by the Mughalstan Research Institute (MRI) of Jahangir Nagar University (Bangladesh)
under the patronage of the two intelligence agencies, Pakistan’s Inter
Services Intelligence (ISI) and Bangladesh’s Director General of Forces
Intelligence, DGFI. The “Mughalistan Reaserch Institute of Bangladesh”
has released a map where a Muslim corridor named “Mughalistan” connects
Pakistan and Bangladesh via India.
The Pakistani Punjabi-dominated ISI’s influence on MRI is evident even in the Punjabi-centric pronunciation of the word ‘Mughalstan’ (without the “i”), instead of the typical Urdu pronunciation (Mughalistan). Islamic Jihadis in India have been well-armed and well-funded by the neighbouring Islamic regimes, as part of Operation Topac – the late Pakistani President Zia-ul-Haq’s grandiose plot to balkanize India.
Not surprisingly, Osama Bin Laden has thrown his support behind the concept and creation of this Greater Pakistan to “liberate” the Muslims of India from the Hindus. The Mumbai underworld (led by Karachi-based don Dawood Ibrahim who executed the gruesome 1993 Mumbai bombings), Jamaat-e-Islami, Lashkar-e-Tayyaba, Jaish-e-Mohammad and Hizbul Mujahideen have declared their unified support for creating this undivided Islamic nation in the Indian subcontinent. The Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) and Indian Mujahideen are working in tandem with the aforementioned organizations to waged Jihad against the Hindus of India.
It is important to note that in its “holy war” against India, the Lashkar-e-Tayyaba has openly declared Hindus to be the "enemies of Islam" who should all be converted or killed. The Lashkar-e-Tayyaba group has repeatedly claimed through its journals and websites that its main aim is to destroy the Indian republic and to annihilate Hinduism. Jaish-e-Mohammed has vowed to "liberate" not just Kashmir, but also to hoist the Islamic flag atop the historic Red Fort after capturing New Delhi and the rest of India.
SIMI has championed the "liberation of India through Islam" and aim to restore the supremacy of Islam through the resurrection of the Khilafat (Islamic Caliphate), emphasis on the Muslim Ummah (Islamic) and the waging of Jihad on the Indian state, secularism, democracy and nationalism – the basic keystones of the Indian Constitution – as these concepts are antithetical to Islam. The Indian Mujahideen have sent several emails claiming responsibility for several bombings in Lucknow, Varanasi and Faizabad (in Uttar Pradesh), Bangalore, Jaipur, Ahmedabad and New Delhi in 2007 and 2008. The emails refer to notorious Islamic conquerors of India (Mohammed bin Qasim, Mohammad Ghauri and Mahmud Ghaznawi) as their role-models, refer to Hindu blood as “blood to be the cheapest of all mankind” and taunt Hindus that their “[Hindu] history is full of subjugation, humiliation, and insult [at the hands of Islamic conquerors]".
The Indian Mujahideen’s emails warn the Hindus to “Accept Islam and save yourselves” and or else face a horrible fate: – “Hindus! O disbelieving faithless Indians! Haven’t you still realized that the falsehood of your 33 crore dirty mud idols and the blasphemy of your deaf, dumb, mute and naked idols of ram, krishna and hanuman are not at all going to save your necks, Insha-Allah, from being slaughtered by our [Muslim] hands?”
Pakistan’s emergence in 1947 was as a “mutilated, truncated, moth-eaten Pakistan, in M.A. Jinnah’s own words, because the Muslim League’s original plan did not envisage the partition of Punjab and Bengal. Today, Mughalistan is Jinnah’s dream come true.
The Partition of India provided temporary respite to the Indians and merely postponed the inevitable outcome. By 1971, all across Sindh, Western Punjab, Gandhara (Kandahar) and Eastern Bengal, the native populations of the Indian Religionists (Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains) have been wiped out almost entirely by conversion, massacre and mass exodus. Extrapolating this scenario, we find ominous results. This Islamic beach-head, which squeezes India from both sides (Pakistan and Bangladesh), gradually links up with a Fifth Column within India and gains fresh territorial and demographic victories within the last two decades (Kashmir valley, several districts of West Bengal and Assam, Malappuram district in Kerala and the Hyderabad-Deccan region). The Islamic Anschluss creeps steadily and bloodily, until the Western beach-head (Pakistan) is linked up demographically with the Eastern beach-head (Bangladesh) through the formation of a Islam-dominated belt called “Mughalstan”, that will then run through Jammu, Mewat, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal and Assam.
It is an open secret that wherever the Muslims are in a majority, the rights and freedom of the non-Muslims are severely curtailed. Take for example Kashmir. It’s the only state in India which is a Muslim majority and let us see what happened there. Hundreds of temples were razed, Hindus were forced to flee, their women were raped, children were killed and houses forcibly occupied. The entire Kashmiri Hindu population (known as Kashmiri Pandits) having been driven away, killed or converted between 1990 and 2000 in a silent, mass genocide. The Muslims in Kashmir have been enjoying a special status under Constitution’s Article 370, hardly any central law is enforced there, the number of income-tax payers is among the lowest and unlike other poor states, J&K gets 90 per cent central financial assistance as grants and only 10 per cent as loans. Still there are complaints that a ‘Hindu central government discriminates’. The other minority, Buddhists mostly located in Ladakh, too, are harshly treated and discriminated against by the mainly Sunni Muslim governance in Srinagar. The Buddhist Association, Leh, has been submitting memorandums to the central government about how Buddhist youths are denied jobs and a fair chance to join the Kashmir Administrative service and professional colleges in spite of clearing the entrance exams. The number of Buddhist minorities is fast decreasing causing concern amongst their leaders. Even their dead are not allowed to be buried in Muslim-majority Kargil area and monasteries have been denied to be built. Leh district continues to see rampant conversions of Buddhist women to Islam.
In the backward Mewat region of Haryana (and Rajasthan), Muslims form 66%
of the local population. In 2005, the Congress (I) state government in Haryana
quietly created a Muslim-majority district called Mewat, by vivisecting Gurgaon
district. This move strengthened the clout of Islamic groups in the region.
After all, it was in Haryana’s Mewat region in 1992, that Muslim mobs
in Nuh town had hacked Hindus, destroyed Hindu temples and brazenly slaughtered
cows openly on streets after seizing them from Gau Shalas (cow shelters). Today,
the mass conversion of Hindu villagers to Islam, purchasing tens of thousands
of Hindu girls for use as sex-slaves, cow-slaughter and social boycott of Hindus
is common in Muslim families in Mewat. The average Muslim birth rates of 12-15
children per household in Mewat is increasing even more by cases like the Mohammed
Ishaq family where the patriarch has sired 23 kids from his wife, Bismillah.
The 2008 bomb blasts targeting Hindu temples and civilians in Jaipur underscore the rising tension in Rajasthan.
Muslim-majority cities like Old Delhi and Malerkotla (in Indian Punjab) provide not only shelter to Jihadi terrorists, but also geographic continuity to Muslim-dominated districts of western Uttar Pradesh (UP), especially Agra, Aligarh, Azamgarh, Meerut, Bijnor as well as Muzaffarnagar, Kanpur, Varanasi, Bareilly, Saharanpur and Moradabad. Muslim attacks on Hindu religious processions, religious riots and bomb blasts are common place in UP as was seen in Mau, Ayodhya, Lucknow and Kanpur. The UP state population of Muslims has risen to 18% today.
Next door, Bihar has a 17% Muslim population and religious tensions are simmering.
Along the Indo-Nepal border of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, around 1900 Islamic seminaries have come up on both sides of the Indo-Nepal border in recent times. "There has been an exponential increase of Madrassas on both sides of Indo-Nepal border in the recent past of which around 1100 are in India while the rest are in Nepal," revealed Director General of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) Tilak Kak. These large number of Madrassas, which serve as have come up in a disproportionate way and are not proportional to the Muslim population in the area. India’s Task Force on Border Management, in its report of October 2000, wrote about the ominous developments along the India-Nepal border: “On the Indo-Nepal border, Madrassas and mosques have sprung up on both sides in the Terai region, accompanied by four-fold increase in the population of the minority community in the region. There are 343 mosques, 300 Madrassas and 17 mosques-cum- Madrassas within 10 kilometres of the border on the Indian side. On the Nepal side, there are 282 mosques, 181 Madrassas and eight mosques-cum- Madrassas. These mosques and Madrassas receive huge funds from Muslim countries like Saudi Arabia, Iran, Kuwait, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Managers of various Madrassas and Ulema maintain close links with the embassy officials of those countries located at Kathmandu. Financial assistance is also channelized through the Islamic Development Bank (Jeddah), Habib Bank of Pakistan and also through some Indian Muslims living in Gulf countries. Pakistan’s Habib Bank, after becoming a partner in Nepal’s Himalayan Bank, has expanded its network in the border areas including Biratnagar and Krishna Nagar. It is suspected that foreign currency is converted into Indian currency in Nepal and then brought to India clandestinely. Madrasas and mosques on the Indo-Nepal border are frequently visited by prominent Muslim leaders, Tablighi Jamaats (proselytizing groups) and pro-Pak Nepali leaders. Officials of Pak Embassy have come to notice visiting Terai area of Nepal to strengthen Islamic institutions and to disburse funds to them. Pro-Pak elements in Nepal also help in demographic subversion of the Terai belt.”
Arun Shourie wrote this in the Indian Express in 2004:
“Muslims in India accounted for 9.9 per cent (of India’s population) in 1951, 10.8 per cent in 1971 and 11.3 per cent in 1981, and presumably about 12.1 per cent in 1991. The present population ratio of Muslims is calculated to be 28 per cent in Assam and 25 per cent in West Bengal. In 1991 the Muslim population in the border districts of West Bengal accounted for 56 per cent in South and North Parganas, 48 per cent in Nadia, 52 per cent in Murshidabad, 54 per cent in Malda and about 60 per cent in Islampur sub-division of West Dinajpur. A study of the border belt of West Bengal yields some telling statistics: 20-40 per cent villages in the border districts are said to be predominantly Muslim. There are indications that the concentration of the minority community, including the Bangladesh immigrants, in the villages has resulted in the majority community moving to urban centres. Several towns in the border districts are now predominantly inhabited by the majority community but surrounded by villages mostly dominated by the minority community. Lin Piao’s theory of occupying the villages before overwhelming the cities comes to mind, though the context is different. However, the basic factor of security threat in both the cases is the same.
Figures have been given showing the concentration of Muslim population in the districts of West Bengal bordering Bangladesh starting from 24 Parganas and going up to Islampur of West Dinajpur district and their population being well over 50 per cent of the population. The Kishanganj district (of Bihar) which was part of Purnea district earlier, which is contiguous to the West Bengal area, also has a majority of Muslim population. The total population of the districts of South and North 24 Parganas, Murshidabad, Nadia, Malda and West Dinajpur adds up to 27,337,362. If we add the population of Kishanganj district of Bihar of 986,672, the total comes to 28,324,034. (All figures are based on the 1991 Census.) This mass of land with a population of nearly 2.8 crores has a Muslim majority. The total population of West Bengal in 1991 was 67.9 million and of these, 28.32 million are concentrated in the border districts, with about 16-17 million population of minority community being concentrated in this area. This crucial tract of land in West Bengal and Bihar, lying along the Ganges/Hughly and west Bangladesh with a population of over 28 million, with Muslims constituting a majority, should give cause for anxiety for any thinking Indian.’’
And what if, from these figures, I had advanced two warnings. First,
‘‘There is a distinct danger of another Muslim country, speaking predominantly Bengali, emerging in the eastern part of India in the future, at a time when India might find itself weakened politically and militarily.’’
And second that the danger is as grave even if that third Islamic State does
not get carved out in the sub-continent into a full-fledged country? What if
I had put that danger as follows?
‘‘Let us look at the map of Eastern India — starting from the North 24 Parganas district, proceeding through Nadia, Murshidabad, Malda and West Dinajpur before entering the narrow neck of land lying through Raiganj and Dalkola of Islampur sub-division before passing through the Kishanganj district of East Bihar to enter Siliguri. Proceed further and take a look at the north Bengal districts of Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri and Cooch Behar before entering Assam, and its districts of Dhubri, Goalpara, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar and Barpeta. A more sensitive region in Asia is difficult to locate...’’
To quote Sandhya Jain’s article “India’s Cancer Wards” in “The Pioneer”:
‘Mr. R.K. Ohri, ex-IGP, Arunachal Pradesh, cautioned that an Islamic Caliphate is rising on India's flanks, from Bangladesh to West Asia, and that the shadow of the Mughalistan corridor is now visibly manifesting in various districts along the Indo-Nepal and Indo-Bangladesh border. The demand for a 'Muslim Banghboomi' has already been raised, warns ex-MP B.L. Sharma (Prem). Traveling in West Bengal to check out certain atrocities against Hindus some years ago, his convoy was attacked by Bangladeshis. When demographer J.K. Bajaj and his colleagues prepared a mathematical model of the demographic challenge facing India, they found it exactly matched the map prepared by Bangladesh's Mughalstan Research Institute. Experts feel the latter has been prepared by the ISI because the 'Mughalstan' spelling indicates a Punjabi mind!
Bangladesh's reputed human rights activist Salam Azad laments that Bangladesh is the best place in the world for the return of the Taliban. Madrasas, he said, are teaching that "Muslims are the best in the world; non-Muslims will be converted, beaten, killed, married, raped, because non-Muslim women are regarded as maal-i-ganimat (free war booty)… Minorities will be oppressed, indigenous people will be attacked, in my country there is oppression everywhere and this is being done by the so-called educated people of the madrasas."
West Bengal BJP leader Tathagatha Roy said the extent of atrocities against Hindus in Bangladesh can be seen from the fact that in several districts there was not a single woman between the ages of seven to seventy years who had not been raped in that country. He apologized for the indifference of the BJP Government which did not grant refugee status to Hindus fleeing oppression in Bangladesh. North Eastern Students Organisation chairman Samujjal Bhattacharya said all 49 tribal belts and blocks in Assam have been occupied by Bangladeshis. The shadows have spread to Arunachal, Nagaland, Manipur and Meghalaya
Today, Hindus residing within a 50-km radius of the border are feeling the heat. They are being harassed on Indian soil and forced to move as the infiltrators establish themselves along this corridor, thus de facto extending the Bangladesh border into India.’
The West Bengal administration, which had taken a serious view of the problem in the initial stages of the Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee government, now seems to have accepted it as a fait accompli. The chief minister had adopted some steps to contain the menace when the BJP strongman L.K.Advani was the union home minister from 1998-2004. But his initiative has slackened after the installation of the UPA government at the Centre since 2004.
In case the ramifications of the unfolding scenario are not yet clear to Indians, the bomb-blasts and religious riots are a roaring continuation of the 1400-year Jihad against India – an ongoing war that will culminate in the Islamisation of what’s left of Hindustan. Already the demographic battle is underway and the Mughalistan scenario looks feasible. The book “Religious Demography of India” published by A P Joshi, M.D. Srinivas and J K Bajaj of the Centre for Policy Studies (CPS), Chennai, reveals that in 2001, Muslims comprise over 30% of the total population in the Indian-subcontinent (comprising India, Pakistan and Bangladesh). The total Muslim population zoomed from 12.5% (1991) to 30.3% (2001), in just 10 years (from ex-IAS officer V.Sundaram’s article in “News Today”: Deathly Demographic warnings for India).
This has not only caused the burden on the Indian economy, but also threatens
the identity of the indigenous people of the north-east of India. In Tripura,
another north-eastern state of India, the local population has been turned into
a minority community over a short period of time by the sheer numbers of cross-border
migrants from Bangladesh. In 1947, 56 per cent of Tripura’s population
consisted of tribal (or indigenous) population. Today this stands at a 25% of
the total. In many districts these infiltrators are the one who decides the
outcome of elections. Outcomes of the 32 per cent of Vidhan Sabha seats in Assam
and 18 per cent of seats in West Bengal are decided by them. This is due to
the fact that political parties are helping them to get ration cards and voters
ID and hence using them to win elections.
According to the report, at present there are 80 lakh Bangladeshi infiltrators
in Bengal, 55 lakh in Assom, 4 lakh in Tripura and 5 lakh in Bihar (Katihar,
Purnia and Kishenganj districts) and Jharkhand(Sahebganj district). As far as
West Bengal is concerned, the concentration of infiltrators is quite marked
in the border districts like North and South Dinajpur, Cooch Behar, Nadia, Murshidabad,
Malda and North and South 24 Parganas. The affected areas in Assom are Dhubri,
Goalpara, Karimganj and Hailakandi, while a similar scenario is noticeable in
Kailashar, Sabrum, Udaipur and Belonia areas in Tripura. Pakistan's ISI is believed
to have a hand behind this large-scale infiltration which has been playing havoc
with the economy of Bengal and Assam. Home ministry sources say Harkat-ul-Jehadi-Islami(HUJI),
the dreaded militant outfit active in Bangladesh, has succeeded in sending a
large number of militants along with the infiltrators to West Bengal.
The Home ministry had laid stress on an early completion of barbed-wire fencing
along the borders with Bangladesh. Of the 2216 km-long border the fencing could
be completed only along 1167 km till 2007. The continuous infiltration has brought
about serious demographic changes to Bengal's border areas and made the border-map,
drawn after the 1974 Indira-Mujib agreement, somewhat irrelevant. The Centre
has consequently sought a detailed report from the state government on changes
in the population pattern in 66 blocks of nine border districts.
To facilitate Mughalistan and the concomitant partition of India and Bengal,
the DGFI-ISI have jointly planned to change the demography of West Bengal and
Assam on a priority basis.
As many as 53 out of 294 Assembly constituencies in West Bengal have a high concentration of voters who happen to be illegal Muslim from Bangladesh. Similarly, the fate of 40 Assembly seats in Assam depends on the votes cast by illegal Bangladeshi Muslim infiltrators. All this has been revealed by a recent report of the union home ministry on infiltration from India's neighbour. The report has been prepared on the basis of facts and figures provided by the Task Force on Border Management and Assam's former governor S.K. Sinha.
As such the Bangladeshi Muslims can control the West Bengal Assembly, and dictate
terms to the state government of West Bengal in all respects. The picture of
plight of majority Hindu electorates worsened in the State, as Muslim electorates
have a clear majority in three districts viz. Malda, Murshidabad & North
Dinajpur and 63 (sixty three) blocks in West Bengal. Again, an analysis upon
the projection into the 2001 Census hints at abnormal Muslim growth everywhere
in West Bengal, where the Muslim population is 28% of the total state population.
There are at least 5 powerful Muslim ministers in the West Bengal state cabinet: Abdur Rezzak Mollah (Minister of Land & Land Reforms), Anisur Rahaman (Minister of Animal Resources Development), Mortaja Hossain (Minister of Agriculture, Marketing & Relief, Minster of State), Anarul Haque (Minister of State for Public Health, Engineering) and Abdus Sattar (Minister of State for Minority Development & Madrasa Education).
In West Bengal, there are 45 Muslim Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs)
out of 294 seats. There are 5 Muslim Members of Parliament from West Bengal
out of 42 seats: Mohammed Salim (Calcutta North East), Abu Ayes Mondal (Katwa),
Abu Hasem Khan Choudhury (Malda), Abdul Mannan Hossain (Murshidabad) and Hannan
Mollah (Uluberia), all of whom strength the control of Islam in various government
institutions and the police hierarchy.
As the UPA Central Government and the CPI(M) State Government have paid no attention for the threat of Bangladeshi Muslim infiltrators in West Bengal, the Bangladeshi Muslims have captured land, money and unequalled power of voting throughout the border districts in Bengal in many places.
With the passive support of both the UPA Central Government and the CPI(M)
State Government and with the active support of all the political parties in
West Bengal (except for the BJP) for winning the Muslim votebank’s support,
the DGFI & ISI has actively put down roots in the soil of West Bengal for
their purposes. Not only are they successful in the ongoing demographic change
of West Bengal by means of mobilizing the election machinery of Bengal, they
have also opened their fronts everywhere in smuggling, trafficking, drug peddling,
illegal cow smuggling, trans-border gang robbery and of course terrorism, with
the active grassroots support to the Harakat ul-Jihad-I-Islami-Bangladesh (HUJI-B),
Lashkar-e-Tayyaba and Jaish-e-Mohammad.
Now in its most advantageous position, the DGFI & ISI’s joint collaboration
is now promoting activities of Mughalistan in Kolkata, Howrah & other districts.
The Dhaka-based Mughalistan Research Institute has identified various areas
marked as “Mini Pakistan” in W.Bengal & Eastern India. This
Mughalistan, as we know, comprises the entity of Greater Pakistan, right from
Afghanistan to Myanmar including Bangladesh, whole of W. Bengal, Assam &
many other portions of India. This Pan-Islamic movement gets petro-dollars from
the Arab World and fake Indian Currency from Pakistan and Bangladesh for the
maximum manifestation of their plans. The Muslim infiltration from Bangladesh
gives oxygen to the Pan-Islamic movement in India. Now they have direct access
into the West Bengal State Assembly and into the Ministry of Bengal within Writers
Building, Kolkata. But sadly, West Bengal’s vote politics undermine the
situation by turning a blind eye to this colossal tragedy, unabashedly providing
voters’ ID cards to the Muslim infiltrators and setting a dangerous peril
for Bengali Hindus and India.
The North-Eastern region is connected to rest of India by a small strip called “The Siliguri Corridor” or “Chicken’s Neck”. The Islamists have planned to isolate the North-East of India from the rest of India, in order to facilitate the creation of Mughalistan. This Operation is named as “Operation Pin code”. For this they have planned to infiltrate 3000 Jihadis into North Eastern region. According to the Task Force, there are 905 Mosques and 439 Madrasas along Indo-Bangladesh border on the Indian side.
Some excerpts from the report, "Demography
survey on eastern border" by Bhavna Vij-Aurora in “The Telegraph”
are startling. “There have been reports that more Madarsas and mosques
are sprouting along the borders, which in itself is an indication of increased
Muslim population in the area," disclosed an intelligence official. The
last such study was done by the Intelligence Bureau and the home ministry in
1992, and their report kept a secret in view of the sensitive findings. It was
ultimately leaked and the estimated number of illegal migrants from Bangladesh
was anywhere between 1.5 crore and 2 crore. It's time for a fresh survey, according
to sources. There have been renewed intelligence reports that militants are
using madarsas and mosques as safe havens, and also for storing arms and ammunition.
According to reports, the largest number of madarsas and mosques has come up
in bordering areas with Nepal, lower Assam and Bengal. This complements another
secret survey that has revealed that nearly 40 per cent villages in the border
districts of Bengal are predominantly Muslim. There are reports that concentration
of the minority community, including the Bangladeshi immigrants in the villages,
has resulted in the majority community moving to urban areas. Along with madarsas
and mosques, a large number of Muslim NGOs have sprung up in the area bordering
Nepal. Most of these madarsas are used for anti-India activities by Pakistan-backed
terrorists. The NGOs ostensibly work for the social and educational uplift of
the Muslim community and receive substantial and completely unregulated funding
from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Libya and other Islamic countries," an intelligence
When India was partitioned in 1947 on religious grounds and Muslims got West Pakistan and East Pakistan (now Bangladesh), they had a vulture´s eye on the entire north-east. Muslims were not satisfied with both the Pakistans. They wanted the whole of the north-east region (undivided Assam) integrated with East Pakistan. Manul Haq Chowdhury, Jinnah´s private secretary, who remained in Assam and later became a minister in Assam assembly, wrote to Jinnah in 1947: “Quaid-e-Azam, wait for the next thirty years, I shall present Assam to Pakistan on a platter.” Since then, a sinister game plan to ‘grow more Muslims in the north-east’ has been going on surreptitiously.
Today, out of the total 24 districts of Assam, six districts, namely, Nagaon, Goalpara, Dhubri, Karimganj, Barpeta and Hailakanndi have 60 per cent Muslim population while other six, namely, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Kamrup, Nalbari, Darang and Cachar districts have above 40 per cent of them. Out of the 126 assembly seats, the election of 54 MLAs depends on the Muslim vote bank. There are 28 Muslim MLAs and four ministers, namely, (i) Rocky Bul Hussain (Nagaon), Minister of State for Home Affairs; (ii) Ismail Hussain (Dhubri), Minister for Flood; (iii) Dr Nazurul Islam (Doboka), Minister for Food and Civil Supply, and (iv) Misabul Hussain Laskar (Borkhola, Cachar), Minister for Cooperatives.
There are two Lok Sabha MPs in Assam, namely, Anwar Hussain from Dhubri and A.F. Gulam Osmani from Barpeta and one Rajya Sabha MP, Smt. Anwara Timur (Nagaon). The Muslim community of Assam has provided one former Muslim Chief Minister—Smt. Anwara Timur (Nagaon) and one former President of India—Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed (Lakhtokia, Guwahati). Earlier, in the Assam Gana Parishad (AGP) Ministry, headed by Prafulla Kumar Mahanta, there were two Muslim ministers, namely, Maidul Islam Bora from Kamalpur, Kamrup district and Sukur Ali from Barpeta. Several high-ranking officers including deputy commissioners are from this community. Obviously, the Muslim community, including the Indian Muslims and the Bangladeshi Muslims, have become a dominant group in Assam and it is they who decide who would be the Chief Minister of Assam and what would be the major policies of Assam pertaining to detection and deportation of illegal Muslim migrants and care of Muslim welfare.
Tarun Gogoi, the Congress(I) Chief Minister of Assam, is giving all protection to these Muslims due to political compulsions. The Assamese community has been overpowered by Muslims. These Bangladeshi Muslims are sneaking into upper Assam too, creating serious problems for the Assamese. The demography of Assam has drastically changed and the very existence of the indigenous people is threatened. The manifold growth in Muslim population has overburdened Assam and the Assamese people are feeling harassed and tortured. The livelihoods of the local people are getting snatched away by these illegal Muslim migrants. The Janjati (indigenous tribal) communities in Assam are not organized. Therefore, their land and forests are very often forcefully occupied by these Muslims. The Nelli massacre in 1983 was the worst clash between the local people and Bangladeshi Muslims in which several Lalung Janjati people were reportedly killed and many Lalung villages were burnt.
These Bangladeshis have illegally sneaked into Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh and Tripura too. They are marrying the local girls of influential people and are thus getting protection from their in-laws’ families. After marriage with a Janjati girl, they convert her to Islam. They purchase land in the Janjati belts in the name of their Janjati wives by producing Janjati certificates in her name. Now, the new generation of Muslims, i.e. the Janjati Muslims, is growing. They give Muslim names to their children but the clan remains that of local wives, like Saidullah Ningrum, Azad Lingdoh (Khasi Muslims), Nizamuddin Semia, Akram Semia (Naga Muslims), Shahabuddin Chowdhury, Akbar Laskar (Assamese Muslims) and others. In Assam, Muslims are using Assamese surnames like Hazarika, Barbhuian, Bargohain, Bhuiyan, Bora, Gohain and others. There are Meitei Muslims too in Manipur.
In Nagaland, the Muslim menace is more serious. Dimapur has become the den of these Bangladeshi Muslims. They constitute the leading labour force in the agriculture sector owned by the Naga community. The majority of rickshaw-pullers, auto-drivers and other manual labourers is now of Bangladeshi Muslims. This has given rise to robbery, theft, illegal trafficking of narcotic drugs and liquor, smuggling of pornographic films and vulgar literature and an unprecedented rise in crime, flesh trade and prostitution. This influx has narrowed the jobs of lay workers too.
The Nagaland state capital, Kohima, has become the second biggest haven for the illegal migrant Muslims who occupy most of the shops in the main market, P.R. Hills and other localities. They marry Angami girls and become sons-in-law of the Naga people.
Similarly, all the district areas such as Mokokchung, Wokha, Zunheboto, Phek,
Mon and Tuensang are infested with them. They are sneaking into the interiors
of Nagaland. In places like Jalukie in Zeliang area, Naginimora, Tizit and other
central places of Nagaland, the pain of the presence of migrant Muslims is felt
by the local Naga populace. Some ten years before, the students´ bodies
had agitated against these foreigner Muslims. But the agitation was silently
withdrawn reportedly due to threats from Bangladesh that the Government of Bangladesh
would demolish all the camps of Naga undergrounds established in the territory
of that country if the Bangladeshi Muslims were harassed in Nagaland. On seeing
this unprecedented growth of Muslim population in Nagaland, S.C. Jamir, the
then Chief Minister, once stated, “Muslims are breeding like mosquitoes
As a result of such illegal migration of Bangladeshi Muslims and their nuptial
ties with the local Naga girls, a new community called Semiya or Sumias has
already emerged in the state. Their number is estimated to be several thousand.
The concentration of the Semiyas is the highest in Dimapur and Kohima districts
respectively. There are fears among many that the voters’ list might have
been doctored to accommodate the Semiyas as well other immigrants. The result
of such immigration is gradually being felt in the state.
According to a Dimapur-based newspaper, on any Muslim religious day at least half of the shops in Kohima and some 75 per cent in Dimapur remain closed. It is also a fact that control over business establishments is fast receding from the hands of the locals. A recent survey conducted by the state directorate of Agriculture showed that 71.73 per cent of the total business establishments are being controlled and run by non-locals. Out of the 23,777 numbers of shops in the state, the local people own only 6,722 shops. Since the illegal migrants provide cheap labour, they are aggravating the unemployment problem. Besides, they pose a threat to the internal security as well. Reliable sources indicate that they are also involved in various unwanted activities like drug peddling and flesh trade.