The Assam Issue of citizenship
The major issue that faces our country today is the security of its citizens. This is often
hampered when illegal immigrants enter our boundaries and cause disruption, hamper...See more
One of the major problems that Assam is facing , since time immemorial is that of the
Bangladeshi immigrants who occupy their territories, jobs and resources.
The most recent occurrence in this aspect is the release of the National Register of
Citizens(NRC) that has come with the list of all the inhabitants in the Assam region. All these
citizens were required to provide documents to prove that they have been residing in the
state from before 1971, as the citizens that came after this period were to be deported, as
per the Assam Accord of 1985.
After the proper checking it was found that around 40 lakh people were not supposed to be
residing in Assam , and talks are that they will be deported, if they fail to satisfy the
authorities by providing their documents to prove otherwise.
The fate of such people is quite questionable .Given the current circumstances, will these
people be allowed to vote in the upcoming elections? What if one or two citizens of a
particular family are to be deported, what about the rest ?
The answers to such questions are still unanswered and unclear.
Added: 9 months ago