Ranchi: A hearing was held in the Jharkhand High Court on Wednesday on a public interest litigation filed by Daniel Danish, demanding an inquiry into the land jihad being carried out in the Santhal area by people of Bangladeshi origin. In the last hearing, the court had sought answers from both the state government and the central government, during Wednesday’s hearing the response of the home ministry of the central government could not come.
Central government advocate Prashant Pallav asked for 5 weeks’ time to file the reply in the court. After this, the court has fixed the next hearing on 6 September. At the same time, the state government has filed the reply. The government has said in its reply that at present there are more than 100 madrassas established in Pakur.
While the petitioner had mentioned about having 41 madrassas in Pakur. On the other hand, it was also told by the government that this year a case of religious conversion has come to the fore in the Santhal area. The applicant has said in his petition that people of Bangladeshi origin are coming to Jharkhand by infiltrating from the border areas of Jharkhand like Jamtara, Pakur, Godda and Sahibganj of Santhal. This is affecting the population of the districts. Their land jihad is also going on.
A large number of madrassas are being established in these districts. Along with this, matrimonial relations are being made with local tribal girls, and then becoming local, many benefits are being availed including land grab and reservation in the state.