Despite several stringent laws against infiltration, infiltrators are reportedly taking shelter in different parts of the State with the help of an ‘established institutionalised mechanism,’ revealed a report submitted by a Supreme Court appointed commissioner, Upamanyu Hazarika.
Speaking to ENe, a source of Guahati High court said, ‘After the India- Bangladesh land agreement on 31st July, all the borders were sealed which strictly prohibited free movement of people at the borders, but unfortunately all this was only on paper. A number of Bangladeshi nationals are freely coming and taking shelter in our country’. He further informed that as per his information, an established institutionalised mechanism is indeed behind this surge.
‘There is a great chance that advocates and high government officials are involved in the mechanism because immigrants are entering the State through issuing fake certificates which are mostly issued by either by advocates or government officials in lieu of some amount of money,’ he further asserted.
‘Shockingly, verification of any person being enrolled as a voter, verification of getting rights over land and other could be easily done by procuring fake documents, as the certificates are mostly made by the person who are involved in the system.’
Meanwhile, the statement of the Supreme Court has raised many eyebrows in the State. Nikita Sharma, a resident of Guwahati, while speaking to ENe said, ‘Only due to tremendous infiltration, Assam was the first state to start NRC updating process , however, even after that if immigrants are freely coming and residing in India, with the help of high state government officials, then I don’t know if there is really an antidote.’