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Is India creating its own Rohingya?

Post by confuzzled dude on Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:59 pm

NEW DELHI — On July 30, four million residents of the Indian state of Assam were effectively stripped of their nationality after their names were excluded from the recently formed National Register of Citizens.

Indian authorities claim to have initiated and executed the process to identify illegal immigrants from Bangladesh, which shares several hundred miles of its border with Assam, but it has exacerbated fears of a witch hunt against the Bengali-origin Muslim minority in the state.

Assam is the most populous of India’s northeastern states. As part of a labyrinthine bureaucratic exercise, 32.9 million people and 65 million documents were screened over five years at a cost of $178 million to ascertain which residents of Assam are citizens. The bureaucrats running the National Register of Citizens accepted 28.9 million claims to Indian citizenship and rejected four million.

The idea of such screening to determine citizenship goes back to the aftermath of the 1947 Partition of British India into India and Pakistan. A register of citizens set up in Assam in 1951 was never effectively implemented. Twenty-four years after the Partition, the mostly Bengali Eastern Pakistan seceded from Western Pakistan with Indian military help, and Bangladesh was formed on March 24, 1971. The brutal war that accompanied the formation of Bangladesh had sent millions of refugees into the Indian states of Assam and West Bengal.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/10/opinion/india-citizenship-assam-modi-rohingyas.html

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Re: Is India creating its own Rohingya?

Post by Guest on Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:10 am

India is going the Trump route; trying to send the illegal bangladeshi immigrants back to their own country. Like Hillary and the democrats in US, Mamta Banerjee and others want them to stay coz they are their solid vote bank.

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Re: Is India creating its own Rohingya?

Post by FluteHolder on Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:15 am

I know there are quite few here who 'love' these 2 babas! Smile But see the perceived Rohingya issue is addressed by SG in a fine way. At 6.03.. of this short video.


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Re: Is India creating its own Rohingya?

Post by Guest on Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:38 am

He talked sense Smile. If someone enters your home through the back door without your permission and stays put inside, will you like it?
You’d rather have him come through the front door, explain his situation, have you check him out and get your permission to enter your home. Right?

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Re: Is India creating its own Rohingya?

Post by confuzzled dude on Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:11 am

FluteHolder wrote:I know there are quite few here who 'love' these 2 babas! Smile But see the perceived Rohingya issue is addressed by SG in a fine way. At 6.03.. of this short video.

Spoken like a clueless baba; issue is not as black and white as he makes it. Govt. wants to check the records all the way from 1971, to deport people of a certain community for failure to prove their  citizenship based on some made up criteria, in a country where majority of folks do not have a valid birth certificate.

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