No Assamese Hindu found among mourners!
Death happens to be the ultimate truth or the greatest reality in this cosmos and no matters who he/she is, each and every living being, including humans, irrespective of differences of sex, caste, class or ethnicity has got to give in to this. Death happens to be a part of the law of nature. When Yaksha asked Maharaja Yudishthira (in Mahabharata) of the greatest mystery of earth his answer was prompt and simple – human beings are mortal but they consider themselves as mortal. Each and every death is unfortunate since loss of human life can’t be compensated in any way, let alone words of lamentation or dirge or rendering money to his/her kith and kin.
Nevertheless, at times, death of one individual or a pack of people generates a few pertinent questions that need to be addressed by concerned personnel. The double-decker ferry that capsized on April 30 in the Bramhaputra river in Assam's Dhubri district claiming lives of a large number of people has also brought to the fore an uncomfortable (to several agencies) but highly significant issue. Even if the death toll and one of the worst human tragedies remain a grim chapter both in the state of Assam and India, pictures of mourners and bystanders on the bank of Brahmaputra along with the possible list of casualties (no list of casualties as regards the tragedy has been released officially thus far) do reveal that the majority of them, if not more, happen to be Bangladeshi Muslim infiltrators, recklessly determined to transform Assam into a safe haven of Islamists.
In accordance with pictures (of the incidents) published in several websites yet, no Assamese Hindu is perceived in the throngs either mourning or attending victims’ funerals.
It is no secret that infiltrations of Muslims from Bangladesh into Assam have been troubling the state for decades without any possible remedy in sight. The fear among Hindus in Assam that the infiltration, if remains unchecked, will destabilize their practice and change the demographic profile of the state, hence, is not unfounded and the pictures found in the said links (and many others) do portray the same horrendous reality. Many do assert that Assam may become a part of vicious design of “Greater Bangladesh” before long.
It is worthwhile to mention that (in 1998) a 42-page report was sent by Lt. Gen. (Retd.) S.K. Sinha, former Governor of Assam, to the then President K. R. Narayanan stating categorically “the influx of illegal migrants is turning the lower Assam districts into a Muslim-majority region. It will only be a matter of time when a demand for their merger with Bangladesh may be made…. The loss of lower Assam will sever the entire land mass of the Northeast from the rest of India and the rich natural resources of that region will be lost to the nation.”
What can be the existing situation (after 14 years) then? The inhuman silence of the Union Government of India and the helplessness of Assam have made the circumstances out of the frying pan into the fire. With each day it passes, hundreds of more Islamist infiltrators from Bangladesh enter Assam and as a result, many areas of Assam, once Hindu-dominated, have become Muslim-dominated only menacing lifelong beliefs and practices of Hindus.
The burgeoning infiltration has its own implications on the security of India too. Almost all militant organizations have their bases in the mainland of Bangladesh and if they are aided by hundreds of thousands of militia of infiltrators, the joint force can make India cede entire Assam, followed by North-east India gradually.
Do you sense the danger?