The Khasi Student’s Union is trying to block the source of income of the Bengalis in Ichamati and Bholaganj of Meghalaya to starve them to death or push them out of the state.
Barak Upatyaka Banga Sahitya Sammelan’s Cachar District unit wrote a memorandum on Friday, addressed to the Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Shri Conrad Sangma in this regard.
In the memorandum, Barak Banga pointed out to the Chief Minister that the Bengalis in Ichamati and Bholaganj are not illegal infiltrators or anti-nationals and separatists.
This mention becomes important as many of the organisations operating in the hills are separatist organisations but the Bengali community has never been party to any such organisation.
Barak Banga has further alleged the Khasi Students Union and other radical organisations of forcing the Bengalis to not step out of their home, since the last many months in Ichamati and Bholaganj. According to Barak Bongo, the Bengalis are staying in Ichamati, Bholaganj, Kalibari, and Kalatek areas since time immemorial.
Even before the British stepped into the Jaintia Hills, Bengalis have been staying in Ichamati. A total of 20000 Bengalis of 8000 families are today trapped in those areas, harassed, and tagged as foreigners by the radical outfits.
Barak Banga asked the Chief Minister to look into the issue as soon as possible and stop this systematic harassment and torture of Bengali’s that is going on in the state of Meghalaya.