Memoranda for Submission to the Chief Ministers of the Two Telugu States.


Millions of non-Indians in Assam

Dt:  1/8/2018

Millions of  non-Indians  in Assam


Dr T.H.Chowdary*



For long has been the opinion that tens of millions of  Bangladeshi Muslims had been facilitated to infiltrate into Assam and to some extent West Bengal and even Bihar by the vote-hungry political parties in power. That there has been a massive influx  can be inferred by two facts  -   unusual increase in the population of Assam and Bengal, census after census  and  more and more districts in Assam and Bengal becoming Muslim majority.


Growth of Muslim Population ( Fig in %)














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While Muslims of Bangladesh are entering into India ostensibly for better economic prospects, but surely also  to “Muslimify”  the border states, the Hindus  in  Bangladesh had been having to migrate to India because of the discrimination and deprivation  that are  being inflicted  by the    Muslim majority in East Pakistan /Bangladesh  ( since 1972). That this is true can be  inferred from the  fact that the more than 30%  Hindu  population in East Pakistan  / Bangladesh  in 1947  is now only about 7% and is still   declining . That there is  an ethnic cleansing had been studied by Richard Benkin and  this great man has been   sensitising the nations of the  world about   the uninterrupted  ethnic  cleansing  of  Hindus that  has been going on in Bangladesh.   Actually, even in  Pakistan the Hindu, Sikh population which  was over 17% before 1947 is now about 1%;  obviously again due to ethnic cleanings and enforced conversion.  



2. The problem is  historic. When  in Assam Mohammed Sadullah was Minister ( 1924, 1929-35) and Premier (April 1937 to Sept 1938; Nov 1939 to Dec 1941; Aug 1942 - Sept1946) he encouraged the  East Bengal Muslims to come and  settle down in Assam, ostensibly for improving  the agricultural  production but assuredly  to alter  the  demographic composition of the  Assam state.  When Syeda Anwara Taimura was Chief Minister  (Dec 1980- June 1981), she too connived at Bangladesh’s Muslims’ infiltration into Assam.  When Fakhruddin Ali Mohammed was Minister  in Assam ( 1957-67) he almost  blatantly connived at Muslim infiltration from Bangladesh .  Indira Gandhi had to  remove him from Assam. She brought him to Delhi into her cabinet and later as president. 


3. It may be  recalled that  the  Cabinet  Mission (  1946  ) that came to   India at the conclusion of the  Second World War proposed that Indian provinces  be grouped  into  A,B,C categories, two of them namely the North West and the North East being  Muslim majority and the  other one Hindu majority.  The North East group was to consist of  undivided Bengal and   Assam.  This would have resulted in two Muslim states squeezing the Hindu majority state, India between them.  It was Gopichand  Bardolai a  sturdy Congress leader of Assam who  mobilised the people’s opinion in Assam  to resist this grouping as it would mean the “minoritsation” and  consignment of Hindus  in Assam to the mercies of the Muslim majority. Actually, if the Cabinet Mission plan was accepted ( it was accepted by Congress but  later rejected by both Congress and  Muslim League) the whole of Bengal and Assam would have become  another Pakistan  from which all Hindus  would have had to flee.


4. The native Hindus of  Assam and the tribes there  had been consistently opposing the infiltration of  Bangladeshi Muslims  into Assam and thereby disturbing the   demographics in Assam state.   It is true  that along with  Bangladeshi Muslims, Hindus from Bangladesh came to Assam and that is because  of the   ethnic cleansing measures in Bangladesh .   India is the  only Hindu majority country (besides small Nepal). Hindus anywhere in the world subjected to  religious, administrative and legal discrimination can take refuge in the only large  country namely Bharat that  is India.


5. The  Congress party opposed  the exchange of minorities  between Pakistan and Hindustan as originally proposed by Md. Ali Jinnah and his Muslim League.  The exchange was cogently and vehemently advocated by Dr. Ambedkar  in his book, “Pakistan or India  Divided” as the only permanent solution to the  Muslim problem in India. If the exchange of minority  populations had been done  in  peaceful  manner before partition  as a  condition of partition, the  decimation of the  Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist population   in Pakistan  and Bangladesh would not  have happened. Under Gandhiji’s lead, the Congress opposed the exodus of Muslims from India  to Pakistan while  millions   of  Hindus and Sikhs and Buddhists from West Pakistan and East Pakistan  had to leave their lands of birth for generations and become   refugees in India.  That the Congress party is not uncomfortable if Hindus  become refugees  is further evident from the fact that  from the  Muslim majority Kashmir valley  of the J&K state  of  India, 400,000 Hindus had to flee for fear of   a holocaust and they are now  refugees in India.   No Indian government, including the present  BJP,  had the  guts  or the moral  fibre to resettle   these Hindu Kashmiri pundit refugees in Kashmir  itself in a safe area. 


6. In Assam,  the  student  launched a movement in the 1980s  (which morphed into the Assam Gana Parshad ) again the facilitated infiltration of Muslims into Assam, their enrolment into electoral rolls and   getting citizenship and other entitlements.   It is as a result of those persistent agitations and the  Congress governments lukewarmness  about  identifying the  infiltrators  and  pushing them out,  the Supreme Court in response to a PIL had to intervene and direct that   there should be   verification of the nativity of those who are in Assam and prepare an updated National register of  Citizens. The  forty lakhs that  the National Register of Citizens has identified as of   non-Indian origin, seems to be but a fraction of  the many more  who had  somehow  managed through various means  to establish that they are traditional  natives. That the Congress party and  some regional  parties are  creating  a furore  against the NRC shows that  all these have been building up minority vote banks.   It is not only in Assam or Bengal but even in far off states like Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, Tamilnadu and Karnataka  Muslims are being built into   vote  banks  by various appeasement measures like  backing the  demand for  12% reservations for Muslims,  establishing separate  schools and   hostels  for Muslim  students; constructing  Urdu ghars and Shadi Khanas and  showering  gifts like Shadi Mubarak ( Rs. 100,000 in Telangana)  and sending    Muslims on Haj with government money (even as the  central government is stopping that  on order from the  Supreme Court) and the  establishment of  Urdu universities, Islamic Cultural Centers, payment of salaries to Imams and muezzins etc.


7. A truly national party and its government should not buckle under the baseless charges of  Muslim phobia against  the BJP government in  Assam or elsewhere which identify the illegal residents preparatory to their deportation.  The Amnesty International  jumps into the  fray and says that India is making  these four mln people and  more stateless persons and that it is  inhuman and  against  the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  ( Is it   ignorant of the   Islamic  Declaration of Human Rights which differentiates Muslims as a different species of human beings).  Government should not buckle  under the pressure of the foreign selective do-gooders and indigenous pseudo- seculars, left-liberals  and congenitally anti-Hindu and anti-India Marxists and communist parties.  If the government buckles,  it means  the BJP too would be trying   to appease Muslims for the sake of  power.  That would be a tragedy for Hindus  in their  only homeland that is Bharat.


8. The  declaration of the intention  of  Mamata Banerji in Bangla, that is West Bengal to carry out  its own exercise to list Indian  nationals in the state of Bengal is most welcome.  District after district in West Bengal is becoming Muslim majority.  And   the % of population of Muslims in West Bengal now is fast approaching   what it was before partition showing  that  both by furious breeding as well as infiltration  that proportion  is increasing.  Those  who undertake  and help  the  honest identification and listing  of the  infiltrators and their progeny would be doing the most patriotic duty though such lists  may not be  recognised  by the local or any other government.  But  the identification  and publication of such a register would certainly  mobilise  public  opinion elsewhere  in order to force  governments to carry out the  same exercise  in West Bengal as was done in Assam. This country should  not  become a repository for those people who historically have been  inimical to Hinduism and have  the most  hateful record of  inhuman and uncivilised conduct  towards the conquered  Hindu people  and their places  of worship  and their culture.


9. Finally, all  Hindus among the  forty million outside the  NRC must be given Indian  citizenship as these  had to come to India, unable  to bear the atrocious treatment given to them as kafirs in the  Muslim majority state of Bangladesh ( which  already reduced the  30% Hindu-Buddhist minority to 7%). Chakmas are  Buddhists  and were native to and  the majority in Chittagang  Hills region of  East Pakistan  /  Bangladesh . This region should  have  been severed  form Pakistan in 1947, just as Muslim-majority  Sylhet was  severed  from and  made part  of  East Pakistan / Bangladesh. The Congress party did not  press for it  (just as it did not  press for severance of Hindu  majority  Tharparkar District from Sindh, and its merger with  Gujarat).  The  Buddhist Chakams, just like Hindus had to flee from East Pakistan / Bangladesh , to escape oppression and  forced conversions.  They are  part of the Hindu Dharmic  fraternity and  so should be  given  Indian citizenship. Bangladeshi Muslims infiltrators  in Assam should be  gathered into  camps and gradually deported to their  country. Malaysia  and Saudi Arabia   hunted such illegals and deported  them not  withstanding   that they are coreligionists.




A historic precedent


While considering what to do with the   40 mln illegal infiltrators from Bangladesh into Assam a historic precedent may be recalled.  Muslim armies conquered Christian Spain,  in the 8th century   and ruled it  for  about 600 years. Almost all Churches were converted into  mosques and the  people were also converted to Islam.  In the   15th century  Christian kings of Europe grouped together and  defeated  the Moors,  the Muslim  rulers of  Morocco origin.    They asked the  people  either to convert to Christianity or leave Spain.    The Christian rulers re-converted the mosques  into their original  Churches .   90% of the  Muslims  came back to Christianity and the recalcitrants went to  Morocco.


The Muslims among   the Bangladesh infiltrators  into  Assam, may be given the  choice  to convert to Hinduism or face deportation .  The Hindus from Bangladesh of course  should be given Indian citizenship as Hindu- majority India  is the  only national home for any tormented Hindu, Sikh Buddhist, Jain and  Parsi anywhere in the world



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