Over 1 crore Bengali refugees living outside WB

KOLKATA: Even after 70 years of the Independence, about 1.5 crore Bengalis are still looking for shelter in various parts of the country. These homeless Bengali refugees are struggling in states like Odisha, Karnataka, Andhra, Madhya Pradesh, , UP, Assam, Bihar, and Andaman. Recently, had shared the details on Bengali refugees in India.

Now because of NRC, they are on the verge of losing their citizenship also. According to the data, close to 35,000 refugee have been living in Karnataka. In Chhaittisgarh‘s Bastar, there are about 1 lakh Bengalis.

President of Bangali Udbastu Samanvay Samiti, Subodh Biswas said, “This is not a good news for the Bengali .” He mentioned the recent killing of 5 Bengali men in Assam‘s Tinsukia.

“People of West should come and help these refugees,” said Bharat.

Bengali refugees in other states of the country
(Data: Nikhil Bharat Bangali Udbastu Samanvay Samiti)

Assam: 75 Lakh
UP and Uttarakhand: 25 Lakh
Odisha: 30 Lakh
Madhya Pradesh: 11 Lakh
Chhattisgarh: 5 Lakh
Jharkhand: 5 Lakh
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