Jharkhand High Court Orders Identification & Deportation of Bangladeshi Intruders

Ranchi: In response to a public interest litigation concerning the infiltration of Bangladeshi nationals and alleged “land jihad” in the Santhal region, the Jharkhand High Court has issued directives to the state government.

The court has instructed all Deputy Commissioners (DCs) in the Santhal Pargana region to collaborate in identifying Bangladeshi intruders and to develop a comprehensive plan for their deportation. This directive was issued by a division bench comprising Justice Sujit Narayan Prasad and Justice Arun Kumar Rai, who also mandated the state government to submit a status report within two weeks via affidavit.

The bench emphasized the necessity for the state government to coordinate efforts across the districts of Deoghar, Sahibganj, Godda, Pakur, Dumka, and Jamtara to both identify and deport the intruders.

Additionally, measures to prevent further entry of Bangladeshi nationals into Jharkhand were ordered.

The petition highlights concerns over alleged schemes by banned Bangladeshi organizations involving marriages to tribal girls in Jharkhand, purportedly to acquire land and alter the demographic balance in the region.

The petitioner also pointed to a sudden rise in the number of madrasas in Santhal Pargana’s border districts, presenting a list of 46 newly established institutions, which are alleged to be engaging in anti-national activities.

In light of these allegations, the court underscored the urgency of addressing the situation to maintain regional stability and security.

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