Stateless in Assam
By The Editors
31 July 2018
Readings on citizenship in Assam.
On 30 July 2018, the final draft of National Register of Citizens (NRC) of India’s northeastern state of Assam was released, which left out around four million people living in the state, potentially stripping them of their citizenship rights. The NRC, compiled over a period five years at a staggering cost of INR 12.2 billion (USD 177.9 million), comprises only those who were able to prove they were in Assam before 1971, when Bangladesh became independent.
From our archives
Anindita Dasgupta on what is behind the unrelenting myth that Assam is overrun by Bangladeshi migrants. (August 2000).
David Ludden on using geographical history to locate social realities in Assam. ( November-December 2005 ).
Rafiul Ahmed looks at Assam’s disenfranchised voters (May 2014).