A PIL was filed in the Supreme Court on Saturday seeking direction to the Centre and state governments to detect, detain and deport illegal Rohingya and Bangladeshi infiltrators from West Bengal within a year.
The plea filed by West Bengal resident and social activist Sangita Chakraborty also seeks direction to the Centre and states to identify and invoke the National Security Act against government employees, police personnel and security forces, who have links with “infiltration mafias” and confiscate their disproportionate assets.
The PIL, filed through advocate Ashwani Kumar Dubey, stated, “The injury caused to people is extremely large because two crore Rohingya-Bangladeshi infiltrators have not only changed the demography of Bengal, but are the biggest threat to the rule of law and internal security, particularly after the assembly elections in the state.”
“The need for expeditious identification of infiltrators is more pressing now than ever. It is not a matter of dealing with a religious group, but the matter of identifying those who illegally crossed the border and continue to live in Bengal, contrary to law and the Constitution,” the plea said.
The petition stated that the influx of infiltrators, which has reached five crore, poses serious threat to the unity, integrity and security of the country.
Referring to Article 19 of the Constitution, the plea said the right to reside and settle in any part of India’ as well as the right to…