The One Stop Guide to Assam’s NRC Issue
The Making and Re-Making of Indians as Citizens in Assam
September 25, 2018
NRC, D-Voters, Foreigners’ Tribunals, Detention Camps, Border Police… Have you been hearing these terms vis-a-vis Assam lately? If not then welcome back to civilization. If yes, then this is your one stop guide to everything that is happening is Assam, that has happened in Assam and that has led to the National Register of Citizens (NRC).
The issue of ‘illegal immigration’ and who is a ‘foreigner’ and who is a ‘Khilonjia‘, has plagued Assam for eighty years. Now, with the process of NRC reaching its final leg, the issue of who is a native and who is not, has taken an unmistakable and unprecedented political hue. Parallel to the NRC, run various processes overseen by various state level establishments like the Border Police, Foreigners’ Tribunals etc, that together create a situation that is volatile and potentially violent. Watch this video to find out how this situation came to be.
First published in Citizens for Justice and Peace.
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