American Thinker May 7, 2014 by Richard Benkin
For years, Bodos and other tribal groups have been complaining bitterly that the government’s refusal to stop massive infiltration by Bangladeshi Muslims is destroying both their culture and the arboreal environment that is so much a part of it. While in the areas, I watched as Bangladeshis crossed into Assam brazenly in broad daylight with no action by the Indian Border Security Forces who were supposed to stop them. One border guard told locals who were protesting the illegal migrants that their protests were futile and would earn them nothing but opposition from “higher ups.” “Our hands are tied,” he told them. The guards were nowhere to be found until I photographed the border’s massive gaps and two of them tried (unsuccessfully) to seize my camera.