A lot of concerns have been raised about the problems posed by the mass influx of illegal Bangladeshi immigrants in India. Pseudo-secularists and liberals have gone about demanding the centre to provide the illegal immigrants with home and other necessities without realizing the toll it would take on the authorities and the demographics of the area where illegal immigrants are resettled. According to liberal-leftist cabal, illegal Bangladeshi immigrants are entering India for better job prospects and to lead a better life. However, ground reality suggests a completely different picture. Time and again several cases have surfaced where illegal Bangladeshi immigrants have been found involved in terror activities. In one such recent case, according to a One India report, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has registered a case against five Bangladeshi nationals- Mohammed Habibur Rahman Habib, Ripen Hossain, Hannan Anwar Khan, Hassanali Mohd and Azarali Subhanalla Islam- for helping a terrorist organization. The five were arrested by the Pune ATS for helping members of a Bangladesh based terrorist organization “Ansarullah Bangla Team” in Pune City. Later on, the case was transferred to NIA. Ansarullah Bangla is a front organization of Al-Qaeda. It has been banned by the Bangladesh government but it renamed itself and now operating by the name of ‘Ansar Al Islam.’
The NIA chargesheeted the five arrested illegal Bangladeshis under the various sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, and section 14 of the Foreigners Act, 1946.
All the five arrested Bangladeshis were staying illegally in India without valid documents and were working as construction workers at various sites in Pune. Through fraudulent means, they had managed to get Indian PAN Cards, Aadhaar Cards, Voter ID Cards and Ration Cards in fictitious names by submitting fake/forged documents. They used the same Aadhaar cards and Voter ID cards to obtain Indian SIM cards, for opening bank accounts and getting employment.
During the course of the investigation, it has also been found that the five arrested person in the year 2017 provided shelter and money to- Tushar Bishwas- who is a member of the terrorist outfit ‘Ansarullah Bangla Team’. There is already a chargesheet registered against him by the NIA.
In the past as well, illegal Bangladeshis have been found indulged in many other sinister activities. The “Bardhaman madrasa blast case” happened when illegal Bangladeshis and Jamaat-ul-Mijahidin Bangladesh (JMB) militants were preparing bombs in a house in Bardhaman, West Bengal. The militants were plotting against Bangladeshi PM Sheikh Hasina and the mastermind was a local madrasa owner. The owner of the house was a TMC leader, Hasan Chowdhury, who rented the house to Shovan Mandal (deceased), Shakil Ahmed (deceased) and Abdul Halim (injured).
All these incidents show that illegal Bangladeshis pose a security threat to India and they have been indulged in illegal activities such as fraudulent procurement and/or fabrication of Indian identity cards — PAN, voter IDs etc — money laundering, crimes, terror activities and many other anti-national activities.