Hundreds of Huts of ‘Illegal Bangladeshi Immigrants’ Razed in Bengaluru, Turns Out All Are Indians
Days after BJP MLA Arvind Limbavalli tweeted a video of shantytowns in North Bengaluru’s Kariyammana Agrahara area, claiming that the settlements belong to illegal Bangladeshi immigrants, the houses were razed to the ground on Sunday and rendered thousands homeless. The electricity and water supply to the location was cut off three days ago.
…the action comes after a tweet from the MLA of the constituency. On January 12, Limbavalli, MLA of Mahadevapura constituency under which this area falls tweeted aerial shots of the slum, tweeted… “The sheds were demolished around 12 noon on Saturday. People in civilian clothes asked us to clear the space. There was also a cop with them. We are not Bangladeshis. We have proof that we are Indians. We have come here to work and earn a living,” said Ahadur Rahman, a migrant from Assam.
“We don’t know what happened. I work as a mason here. We can’t find a place to live. We have been asked to move from here,” said Karanna, a native of Koppal in North Karnataka’s Gadag district. He is in Bangalore with his wife and three children aged 10, 7 and 5. All the residents have valid identity cards, including Aadhaar, pan and voter ID. Besides, those from Assam have also shown their names in the NRC.…
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