Muslim population in the border areas of Uttar Pradesh and Assam has increased by 32%

  • The reason behind this increase is also the infiltration across the border
  • A demand to increase the area under the Border Security Force by 100 Km

New Delhi – The Police of Uttar Pradesh and Assam have sent an independent report based on the recent panchayat records. According to both of these reports, the population of Muslims in the state’s border areas has increased by 32% since 2011, while all over the country it has increased by 10 to 15%. This means that there has been an increase of 20% in the Muslim population when compared with the countries.  Police have said that this increase is extremely critical from the point of the country’s security. So, both the states have recommended that the land under the jurisdiction of the Border Security Force be increased from 50 Km to 100 Km, that is the Border Security Force has authority to search and investigate up to 100 Km from the border.

1. Other than Gujarat, in all other border states like Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Assam, Bengal, and in the eastern and Northern States the area under the Border Security Force’s jurisdiction was 15Km from the border which was increased to 50km. Some states have objected to this ttoo

2. A senior officer of the Union Home Ministry said that this great change in the population is not because of normal growth. It could be a new result of the infiltration across the border. So, keeping in mind the security of the country, preparations have to be made.

Information from the Uttar Pradesh Police report

1. Uttar Pradesh is a bordering Nepal, in the 5 districts of Kheri, Maharajganj, Balrampur, and Bahraich, the Muslim population has increased by 20%, since 2011 census.

2.  n these 5 districts there are more than 1,000 villages and towns. In about 116 villages the Muslims are more than 50% of the population. And there are 303 villages where the Muslim population is between 30 to 50 %.

3. From April 2018 to March 2022 there has been a 25% increase in the madarasas and mosques in these districts. In 2018 the district had 1349 mosques and madarasas. Now there are 1688 mosques and madarasas.

4. For many years now in these border areas there been continuous infiltration, and the majority of them are Muslims’, this has been mentioned from time to time in the reports of the intelligence department.

Assam condition

Assam’s districts of Dhubri, Karimganj, Dakhin Salmara, and Cachar, near the Bangladesh border, have seen a 32% increase in the Muslim population. Considering the 2011 census, there should have been an increase of only 12.5%.

Editorial viewpoint

Were the Police and security agencies sleeping while such a great increase in population was happening ? At least now will it be controlled and country’s security be looked into ?

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