Source: The Hitavada      Date: 11 Aug 2017 11:21:01

THE modus operandi revealed by a Bangladeshi national as to how youngsters from that country enter into India illegally and manage to get identification documents should be an eye-opener for the authorities.

The youth, Abdullah, said, the youngsters cross over through Tripura, Assam and West Bengal on the pretext of pursuing studies and manage to get identification papers by paying money to agents. It is that simple for any one wanting to enter into the country illegally and get papers.

On the other hand, bona fide citizens have to run from pillar to post for the same. Massive influx of Bangladeshis has changed the demography and social fabric of the region, because of which the crime rate has gone up in these States.

The influx is so massive that it is like adding a village population every year. This puts pressure on the tattering infrastructure, besides posing a threat to the national security. It’s high time authorities put an end to this problem by tracking down the culprits involved in the racket and pushing them. This should be given a top most priority.


THE remark made by the Attorney General Mr. K K Venugopal that judges can’t run a Government and ask it to do ‘miracles’ deserves to be taken with a pinch of salt. Executive and judiciary are two important arms of the administrative system.

If the Government does its job of protecting the people and ensuring their welfare promptly, there is no reason for the judiciary to intervene. But when the Government fails in its job, the courts do intervene to provide justice to the aggrieved people.

In the instant case, the Government opposed a PIL filed by an NGO seeking relief measures in drought affected areas. The court ordered the Government to set up food commissions even in the States not affected by drought.

The Government contended that it was an enormous task and that it can’t be asked to do miracles. This is unjustified. The directions of the court have come out of its sheer exasperation over the lackadaisical attitude of the Government. It’s a pity that courts are often forced to crack a whip to wake up the perpetually sleeping authorities.