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Govt intercepts PFI messages sent to West Asia

THE ASIAN AGE. | MANOJ ANAND
Published : Dec 12, 2017, 6:52 am IST
Updated : Dec 12, 2017, 6:52 am IST

Intelligence agencies have recorded an alarming growth of radical organisations in Assam and its neighbouring states.

Asserting that the MHA has already alerted the states where there is possibility of its repercussion, security sources however claimed that MHA was keeping a close watch on the situation. (Photo: PTI)
 Asserting that the MHA has already alerted the states where there is possibility of its repercussion, security sources however claimed that MHA was keeping a close watch on the situation. (Photo: PTI)

Guwahati: The ministry of home affairs is extremely worried about the activities of some radical organisations including the Popular Front of India (PFI) which have been caught sending messages to countries in West Asia about the ongoing updating of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam.

Disclosing that intelligence agencies have intercepted these messages sent to West Asian countries, authoritative security sources in the home ministry told this newspaper that a campaign has been started by these radical organisations against the ongoing updating of NRC.

 

Indicating that these organisations are equating the ongoing updating of NRC in Assam with the Rohingya problem in Myanmar, security sources said that they are spreading rumors that lakhs of Muslims are going to be thrown out of Assam.

Asserting that the MHA has already alerted the states where there is possibility of its repercussion, security sources however claimed that MHA was keeping a close watch on the situation.

Pointing out that the government of India is yet to take a decision on dealing with those people who may not find place in National Register of Citizens after being updated, security sources said that several rounds of meetings have taken place on dealing with such non-citizens.

 

Admitting that majority of these illegal immigrants have come from Bangladesh, which may not accept them, security sources said that there have been proposal to disfranchise such people but government of India is yet to take a final decision.

Intelligence agencies have recorded an alarming growth of radical organisations in Assam and its neighbouring states.

Tags: popular front of india, national register of citizens, rohingya
Location: India, Assam, Guwahati (Gauhati)