people Moslems have been left off a list of citizens in the northern Indian state of Assam.
Comedy from this article in the Indian media:
…we must build more impermeable border fences, and do a deal with Bangladesh to take back at least some of its illegals.
Bangladesh will never do a deal to take back illegals. Al hijrah is the greatest jihad. Those who migrate to make the world Islamic must never retreat.
The illegal immigration problem is largely a Muslim problem even though both Hindus and Muslims came over from Bangladesh. A cursory look at the decadal Census tells us why. Between 2001 and 2011, while the total population of Assam rose 17 per cent, from 26.65 million to 31.20 million, this surge was led by Muslims, whose population soared by nearly 30 per cent, against just under 11 per cent for Hindus. The Muslim rate of growth is more than two-and-a-half times the Hindu rate, and that could not have been possible without illegal immigration.
Four million people in northern India have effectively lost their citizenship after their names were left out of a national database of registered citizens.
The list now includes only those who were able to prove they were in Assam state before 1971.
For the people who have been left out of this list, there is fear they might become stateless or even face deportation.
Narendra Modi‘s government argues they could not produce valid documents. But Indian leaders have assured them there will not be any immediate deportations and people can appeal to have their names registered.
This all goes back to Bangladesh‘s 1971 war of independence. That is when hundreds of thousands of people fled to India to escape the fighting.
Many of them settled in the northeastern part of the country, mainly in Assam. So, have they become stateless? And will this create further division?