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Assam : Tribal Land Alienation:Government's Role

The large-scale influx of infiltrators from the south and the north-west has compounded fears of insecurity and large-scale land alienation. Infiltration has been a fall-out of not merely recent government policies, but once formed a part of the colonial government's moves to resettle and develop the region.

India-Bangladesh Relations : Sensitive Phase

Fears of being swamped by infiltrators from Bangladesh have been aired time and again by parties across the political spectrum in the north-east. With the swearing in of Khaleda Zia as Bangladesh’s new PM at the head of a BNP-led four-party coalition, the nervousness has increased, reinforced by reports of apprehension among minorities in Bangladesh who have traditionally voted for Sheikh Hasina’s Awami League which was defeated in these elections. A number of Hindus, including Awami League workers and leaders, are believed to have crossed over to Tripura apprehending the hostility of the BNP and its allies.
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