MNS workers ask ‘Bangladeshi Infiltrators’ to quit

MNS workers ask ‘Bangladeshi Infiltrators’ to quit

Written By: / Wednesday, 05 February 2020 16:51

IT News
Mumbai Feb 5

The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) workers have began threatening ‘Bangladeshi Infiltrators’ to leave the country immediately or else they will be thrown out and will face the action in “MNS” style.
The posters asking illegal ‘Bangladeshi immigrants” to quit have surfaced in some parts of Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane, Panvel and adjoining areas, even as MNS Chief Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) President Raj Thackeray  is slated to take to the streets on Sunday, leading a procession to throw out illegal Pakistani-Bangladeshi migrants.  The posters have asked the  infiltrators to go back to their country.
On 9 February, Sunday, the procession will be taken out from Girgaum Chowpatty to Azad Maidan in South Mumbai demanding that the illegal citizens from the neighbouring countries must be identified and driven out of India. Earlier, the Mumbai Police had declined permission to MNS to take out the procession through the Mohammed Ali Road in Muslim-dominated south-central Mumbai.
The party has launched teasers for the campaign and Raj Thackeray will be joined by his son Amit Thackeray, who was formally launched as a ‘’leader’’ at the MNS mega-convention in Mumbai on 23 January.
MNS had declared its support to the Narendra Modi government over eviction of Bangladeshi and Pakistani infiltrators. On January 23, while unveiling his party’s new flag, which is saffron in colour, Raj Thackeray had defended the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and had sought eviction of illegal migrants from Pakistan and Bangladesh. However later he backtracked saying that his support was only to the extent of throwing Pak and Bangladeshi infiltrators out of the country.
In the meanwhile the police have continued action against illegal Bangladeshis in and around Mumbai. It is a concerted exercise between the local police and the intelligence bureau of the Maharashtra state CID. On 17 November 2019 10 Bangladeshis were arrested from Dhakta Khanda(Panvel), on 14 December 2019 seven Bangladeshis were arrested from Arnala(Virar), followed by the arrest of 12 Bangladeshis from Nalasopara near Mumbai. In 2018, eight Bangladeshis (5 from Panvel and 3 from Pune) were arrested.
The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data shows that around 245 cases were registered in Maharashtra between 2014 and 2016. While according to data provided by the Union Ministry of Home affairs, between 2015 and March 2018, as many as 1,770 “Bangladeshi nationals” were deported.
The stretch between Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and Wadala, which is also knows as the “harbour railway route”, has metamorphosed into contiguous, larger settlements for Bengali-origin Muslim migrants who have moved to Mumbai for work.Most of the Bengali-speaking Muslim from a border town in West Bengal in large number have been working at Digha, Rabale, Turbhe, Shirvane, Vashi, Karave and adjoin areas right up to Panvel for the last few years. Since they are prepared to work on low wages, they are given a preference by local populace. For example if a local maid demanded Rs 700 to Rs 800 per month for domestic work like washing clothes, cleaning utensils, rearing children, these Bangladeshis maids are prepared to work for the wages as low as Rs 500-Rs 600 per month. They also found it easy to get rented accommodation in the villages adjoining Navi Mumbai at cheaper rates.

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