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

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

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