The BJP West Bengal president Dilip Ghosh has demanded immediate sealing of the Indo-Bangla border, claiming madrasas operating along it are a breeding ground of terrorism and anti-national activities in the country.
“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,” Dilip Ghosh claimed.
Dilip justified his claim by referring to a purported statement of former West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya that a section of madrasas in border areas were functioning as breeding ground 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. But you can’t take a chief minister’s comment lightly. Whatever he had said was on the basis of reports of IB and police,” Ghosh claimed.
He said the porous border that West Bengal shares with Bangladesh is a threat to national security.
Ghosh earlier courted controversies for his comments by claiming anti-national elements have chosen JNU, Jadavpur University and Hyderabad University to flare up anti-national sentiments across the country.
“These three universities have the same character – you will see anti-national slogans are being raised, slogans shouted in favour of Afzal Guru. You won’t find any controversy in other universities…