West Bengal’s BJP president Dilip Ghosh has demanded immediate sealing of the Indo-Bangla border because madrasas operating there are a breeding ground of anti-national activities.
“We all know that these madrasas in bordering areas are breeding ground of anti-national elements. These madrasas get funds from foreign countries. These madrasas are creating a chain, which is making the Indo-Bangla border vulnerable to anti-national activities, illegal cattle trade and smuggling,” he claimed.
Justifying his claim, Ghosh referred to statement by former state minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya who had said that madrasas in bordering areas are breeding grounds of fundamentalism.
“Few years ago, the then chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya had said that madrasas in bordering areas of West Bengal are breeding grounds of fundamentalism. But later on he had retracted his statement due to pressure from his party.Whatever he had said was on the basis of reports of IB and police,” he said.
Further, the 52-year-old MLA questioned the state government for not taking any steps to stop infiltration from Indo-Bangla border.
“Why isn’t the state government, like the newly-elected government in Assam taking up the matter of sealing the Indo- Bangla border in Bengal,” he told PTI.