"Bengal belongs to the Bengalis, First..." - Akhanda Bangla Anushilon Samiti (West Bengal, India)

Thanjai Nalankilli

TAMIL TRIBUNE, April 2012 (ID. 2012-04-01); Updated 2017-04-01
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Cultural and language identities of many "nationalities" are being slowly destroyed within the Country of India and that is recognized by the affected nationalities. Assam, Nagaland, Punjab, Tamil Nadu and Tripura have active independence movements--vigorously active or low-key active. Maharashtra, Karnataka and West Bengal do not seem to have raised independence demand but have raised alarm that their identities are being lost or swamped by a type of pan-Indian Hindi identity.

We recently came across a Bengali website run by Akhanda Bangla Anushilon Samiti, a Socio-Political and Economic Reformation Movement in West Bengal. Their prime directive is "Bengal belongs to the Bengalis, First..."

Akhanda Bangla Anushilon Samiti's aims include "Untiring effort to promote Bangla language".

Akhanda Bangla Anushilon Samiti condemns and resists:

Influx of non-Bengalis into Bengal.
Non-Bengalis buying farm land.
Settlement of non-Bengalis in rural Bengal.
Creation of non-Bengali ghettos or pockets in urban and semi-urban regions.
Migration of non-Bengalis into Bengal with the intention of permanent settlement.
Electoral representation by non-Bengalis in any part of Bengal.

We, the Tamil nationalists of Tamil Nadu, applaud their efforts and wish them well.

You can read more about Akhanda Bangla Anushilon Samiti at
their Web Site (Nikhil Bongo Anushilon Samiti Manifesto)


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