Millions at Risk of Losing Citizenship in India

Category: Asia, Featured, Videos, World Affairs Topics: Human Rights, India Views: 901

Around four million residents of a northern Indian state are at risk of losing their citizenship. The government has published a register of citizens, and to be included, people must prove they came to India by March 24, 1971.

That is two days before Bangladesh declared independence which led to hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing to India - many of them settling in Assam.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his BJP government plan to remove those they deem "foreigners" from Assam state, although local officials are assuring those recently designated as foreigners that they will not be immediately deported.

Al Jazeera's Paul Chaderjian reports.

  Category: Asia, Featured, Videos, World Affairs
  Topics: Human Rights, India
Views: 901

Related Suggestions

The opinions expressed herein, through this post or comments, contain positions and viewpoints that are not necessarily those of IslamiCity. These are offered as a means for IslamiCity to stimulate dialogue and discussion in our continuing mission of being an educational organization. The IslamiCity site may occasionally contain copyrighted material the use of which may not always have been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. IslamiCity is making such material available in its effort to advance understanding of humanitarian, education, democracy, and social justice issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law.

In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, and such (and all) material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes.