Assam residents queue under guard to check their names against the National Register of Citizens list. Photo: AFP

Abandoned in Assam: India creates its own Rohingya, and calls them ‘Bangladeshi’

  • Mass statelessness looms for millions after harrowing, often fatal, citizenship test to find illegal immigrants
  • Project to showcase Hindu primacy threatens to disenfranchise both Hindu and Muslim Bengali speakers
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Assam residents queue under guard to check their names against the National Register of Citizens list. Photo: AFP
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Debasish Roy Chowdhury

Debasish Roy Chowdhury

Debasish is a Jefferson Fellow and winner of multiple Hong Kong News and SOPA awards. He has worked and lived in Calcutta, São Paulo, Hua Hin, Bangkok, Beijing, and Hong Kong.