Nagaland, the population of Muslims, mostly illegal migrants from Bangladesh, has more than trebled in the past decade - the figure rising from 20,000 in 1991 to more than 75,000 in 2001. Illegal migrants have settled in various Indian states, including West Bengal, Assam, Bihar (in the northeastern districts of
Katihar, Sahebganj, Kishanganj and Purnia), Tripura and even in Delhi.
The steady flow of illegal immigrants from Bangladesh has significantly altered the region's demographic complexion, particularly in the border districts of West Bengal and Assam, and with important political implications. In Assam illegal migrants affect state politics in a major way, having acquired a critical say in an estimated 50 of the state's 126 assembly constituencies. At the same time, the steady growth of radical and militant extremists spewing Islamic jargon in Bangladesh since September 11, 2001, and Dhaka's inability, or unwillingness, to tackle the same has raised the stakes further for India.
Many, in the United States and abroad, have been dismayed by the intolerance and downright ugliness that has crept into American politics since the terrorist attacks of 9/11. Yet, for all the unseemliness in the American political firmament. . . (That Man From Louisiana, Indian Express, A N Sudarsan Rao , Oct 27, 2007)
GLOUCESTER, UK – The closed-circuit television camera lurking just down the street from the fast-food restaurant bellows menacingly at the first sign of a cast-off cigarette butt or fast-food wrapper. “Pick it up,” commands a booming voice . . . . (Big Brother Is Watching..., Tribune, KIM MURPHY, Oct 24, 2007)
One of Britain's richest business women of Pakistani origin has been arrested for allegedly smuggling illegal immigrants into the country to work for her chain of restaurants. (Uk Curry Queen Held , Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 24, 2007)
AFTER the recent reprehensible twin-blasts in Hyderabad there has been a far more comprehensive and candid discussion than before on the apparently endless scourge of terrorism targeting this country. (Unending Terror, Tribune, Inder Malhotra, Sep 07, 2007)
We have another terrorist attack in Hyderabad, which leaves at least 42 people dead and hundreds injured. 'Sleeper units', which have carried out the blasts, can comfortably go back to sleep once again, as we simply refuse to act on security . . . . (Left Can't Set The Agenda, Pioneer, Arun Nehru, Sep 04, 2007)
We have another terrorist attack in Hyderabad, which leaves at least 42 people dead and hundreds injured. (Left Can't Set The Agenda, Pioneer, Arun Nehru, Sep 03, 2007)
Unchecked illegal migration to the north-east has posed a serious threat to indigenous people and an imminent danger to the nation's sovereignty, a Nagaland minister said at a seminar in Kohima. (Illegal Migration Posing Serious Threat To North-East: Minister, Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 27, 2007)
It isn't surprising that the moment there is some judicial verdict slamming jihadi terror, pseudo-secularists and Muslim communalists get into an overdrive, erecting a wall of alibis to make it appear as if one whole community is being targeted . . . . . (Nothing To Do With Literacy, Pioneer, Balbir K Punj, Aug 10, 2007)
Migration can be an enormous force for good. We need to start a rational conversation on how to better manage our shared interests. (Migration And Development, Hindu, Editorial, The Hindu, Jul 11, 2007)
India and Pakistan on Wednesday agreed to free all fishermen as also prisoners in each other's custody who have completed their sentences by August 14-15 when the two neighbours observe their Independence Days.
(India, Pak Agree To Free Fishermen, The Economic Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Jul 06, 2007)
Pakistan and India have strongly condemned all acts of terrorism and they underlined the imperative need for effective and sustained measures against terrorist activities. (Pak, India Stress More Efforts Against Terror F.P. Report, Frontier Post, Correspondent or Reporter, Jul 05, 2007)
India and Pakistan have agreed to free all fishermen, as also prisoners in each other's custody on completion of due process, by August 14-15, as Pakistan Independence Day falls on August 14 and Indian Independence Day on August 15.
(India, Pak To Free All Fishermen By August 15, New Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Jul 05, 2007)
Pakistan and India have decided to free all fishermen and civilian prisoners who have completed their terms in each other’s jails by their independence days – August 14 and 15 respectively.
(Pakistan, India To Free Each Other’S Citizens By Independence Days, Daily Times, Iftikhar Gilani, Jul 05, 2007)
India and Pakistan on Wednesday agreed to free all fishermen as also prisoners who have completed their sentences in each others custody by August 14-15 when the two neighbours observe their Independence Days... (India, Pak To Free Fishermen , Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Jul 05, 2007)
India and Pakistan today agreed to free all fishermen as also prisoners in each other's custody who have completed their sentences by August 14-15. (India, Pak Agree To Free All Fishermen In Each Other's Custody, Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Jul 05, 2007)
George W. Bush desperately wants to push immigration bill, S.1348. On June 7, the Senate majority leader, Harry Reid, pulled the measure from the Senate in the face of opposition from Republicans who see the bill as an amnesty programme to legalize . . . (For The Right Mix , Telegraph, CYRIL ARIJIT GHOSH, Jun 18, 2007)
Though the debate surrounding illegal immigration in the US may not directly impact H-1B seekers, the continuing formation of American national identity will
(Borders In The Mind , Indian Express, Editorial, Indian Express, Jun 14, 2007)
The solution is not in vindictive local law enforcement but international, and particularly regional, development.
Immigration-related laws currently sit before all 50 State legislatures, with most aimed at restricting the rights of undocumented workers (Dealing With Illegal Migrants, The U.S. Way, Hindu, Gary Younge, Jun 13, 2007)
Stand with your back to the Swift meat-packing plant in Greeley and you can see the snow-capped Rockies rise over fields of lush farmland. You are 775 miles from El Paso, the nearest crossing to Mexico.
(Illegal Migrants’ Plight, Dawn, Gary Younge, Jun 12, 2007)
Nicholas Sarkozy's takeover as President has added to the brutality with which the French police treat illegal immigrants. (Sans Mercy In Europe, Frontline, VAIJU NARAVANE, Jun 08, 2007)
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