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1.9 million fear of statelessness Assam, India | NHK News

2019-08-31T11:38:10.967Z

About 1.9 million people living in Assam, India, have been removed from the resident registry as state immigrants from neighboring Bangladesh, and are stateless…



1.9 million people may become stateless State India Assam Aug 31 20:37

About 1.9 million people living in Assam, India, are illegal immigrants from neighboring Bangladesh, and they have been removed from the resident register and are likely to be stateless. In the worst case, there is a possibility that the country will be deported, and there are concerns that the situation will be similar to that of Myanmar's minority Muslims and Rohingya.

In the state of Assam in northeastern India, millions of Muslims, known as millions, flowed in as migrants before and after the 1971 Bangladesh War of Independence, and clashes with indigenous peoples have been repeated.

The state government has been investigating for four years that residents who have not been able to submit documents proving that they have lived in the state with their families before the Revolutionary War are illegal immigrants. Did.

According to it, about 190,000 people will be deleted from the register, and there is a possibility that it will become stateless in the future.

The provincial government says they can challenge these residents within the next 120 days, but in the worst case, they could be deported and with Myanmar minority Muslims, Rohingya people There are concerns that the same thing might happen.

The ruling and Indian People's Party, led by Prime Minister Modi, who advocates supreme Hinduism, has gained support by launching a hard line against illegal immigrants from Bangladesh in the previous general election.

The Modi administration has just abolished the autonomy of northern Jammu and Kashmir, where many Muslims live, and it is expected that there will be a rebound from Muslims in the future.

Source: nhk

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