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    India sparks fear by excluding 4 million from citizens' list in Assam
    >> Reuters
    Published: 2018-07-30 13:06:10.0 BdST Updated: 2018-07-30 13:11:17.0 BdST
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      Abdul Suban, a farmer, and his wife pose for a photograph outside their home in Nellie village, in Morigaon district, in the northeastern state of Assam, India July 25, 2018. Reuters
    India said on Monday it had excluded more than 4 million people from a draft list of citizens in the border state of Assam who could not produce valid documents, a move that has sparked fears about the future of thousands in the region.

    Security has been tightened across the state, which borders Bangladesh, as thousands of Bengali-speaking Muslims worry about being sent to detention centres or deported, a Reuters witness said.

    The tea-rich state of Assam has long been the centre of social and communal tensions with locals campaigning against illegal immigrants, a fight that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist-led government has championed.

    In 1983, scores of people were chased down and killed by machete-armed mobs intent on hounding out Muslim immigrants.

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    Villagers wait outside the National Register of Citizens (NRC) centre to get their documents verified by government officials, at Mayong Village in Morigaon district, in the northeastern state of Assam, India Jul 8, 2018. Reuters

    The government said the draft was not meant to drive people out and those struck out of the list would have a chance to re-apply.

    "Based on this draft, there is no question of anyone being taken to detention centres or foreigners’ tribunal," Sailesh, India's census commissioner who uses only one name, told rerporters in Guwahati, the state's main city.

    Hundreds of thousands of people fled to India from Bangladesh during Bangladesh's war of independence from Pakistan in the early 1970s. Most of them settled in Assam, which has a near-270 km (165-mile) border with Bangladesh.

    More than 30 million people had applied and 4,007,707 had been excluded from the list, Sailesh said.

    To be recognised as Indian citizens, all residents of Assam had to produce documents proving that they or their families lived in the country before Mar 24, 1971.

    Sailesh did not provide a breakup of people who had failed to make to the draft list.

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    Villagers wait outside the National Register of Citizens (NRC) centre to get their documents verified by government officials, at Mayong Village in Morigaon district, in the northeastern state of Assam, India Jul 8, 2018. Reuters

    Critics see the citizenship test as another measure supported by Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) aimed at minority Muslims. The BJP denies any bias but says it opposes a policy of appeasement of any community.

    Authorities in the state have previously said the citizenship test was crucial to protect ethnic Assamese, many of whom have demanded removal of outsiders they accuse of taking jobs and cornering resources in the state of 33 million.

    The first draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), released on Dec. 31, confirmed the citizenship of 19 million people, leading to jubilation for some and heartbreak among others.

    The NRC, however, told the Supreme Court this month that 150,000 people from the first list, a third of them married women, would be dropped from the next one, mainly because they provided false information or gave inadmissible documents.

    "If the government has decided to brand us foreigners what can we do?" said Abdul Suban, 60, a Bengali-speaking Muslim, earlier.

    "The NRC is trying to finish us off. Our people have died here, but we will not leave this place."
     
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    No reason for not having national ID after all these years, these are recent migrants.
     
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    Look at their faces in photo, they dont look assamese even a inch.
     
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    Why do you think the Assamese Muslims should look Mongolian? They have moved there after many invasions from Bengal, the first one in 1203 CE by Bakhtiar Khilji. They are Indian Muslims and not BD Muslims.
     
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    In the 4 million list 1.4 m are Hindus and remaining 2.6 m are Muslims...
     
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    Nope the Hindu percentage is more than that . more then 2 million. They wont publish religion wise names as it will expose BJP as thikedaar of Hindus.

    You expect them having pre 1971 papers ?
     
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    India is only for indians...
    Kick all of the refugees out...
    If bjp is able to do it then it will win 2019 election even with a bigger margin
     
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    Hello dear Bhakt, dont put RSS beside Jews or America. You are not that important to Muslims/Islam. Algerians or Moroccans probably wont be able to name your Chief RSS Modi. Know your place. You try to remain relevant by licking some Israeli balls when it comes to Israel vs Muslims. I have seen the struggle Bhakts do on social media.
     
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    Hmmmm..... but most Assam muslim leaders are satisfied with the result. Among muslim most are women and they know that they will be able to include their name anyways.
    It is still 1 crore strong muslim population made it to the final list. One crore with proper paper and NRC are far stronger than 1.2 crore without papers.
     
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    ow! :cry: Should I bring the Ghazwa-e-Hind prophecy? Probably not, some wouldn't like it. Algeria and Morocco, many probably wouldn't locate them on a map pfft. I don't think you are right, because India is pretty important for many Islamic nations in the ME & Iran (they are pretty much the ones calling shots in Muslim world). Money talks, your BS walks.

    We stay relevant by making them billions of dollars. :D At the end of the day, there should be a Kingdom to rule.
    Oh, and we have billions of dollars of business with Israel too. Shove your #boycottisrael up somewhere. Nobody in India gives a ratsass.
     
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    1. Ghazwa E Hindi is not mentioned in Quran nor in 6 Authentic Hadith books. The source is dubious , probably concocted to conquer India and to enslave the natives. As I said, Most of Muslims probably except Pakistanis and Indians dont know about the term.

    2. You work for them, they Give you salary. Multiple times Bhakts were sent back home for revealing Islamophobic true face on Social media. I can see your struggle but Hindus will always be irrelevant to Muslims. Muslims maybe your worst enemy , but the entity that controlled half of the known world from Spain to Indonesia have other things to worry about. Get that and Move on.
     
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    Oh I know enough. It's a South Asian thing. Given you're from one, I wouldn't be surprised if many of you lot have such dreams. I have seen many comments like conquering North East states by mighty BD. :) Just laughing it off. PS : Until 71, you were Pakistan too.

    Not just work BDeshi. We are one of the largest investors in many ME countries. Also, one of the largest export destination of crude. That accounts to leverage. I don't know if Hindus are relevant or not, it doesn't matter. We don't see people with religious glasses, so we don't have religious enemies like you lot. We have only cultural enemies. It doesn't matter if you did something in the past some n centuries ago, what matters is what you are now. :) And this is not the thread to discuss all that.
     
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    I have read that, assamese student union are dancing in the street and distributing sweets after this latest list came out.I am sure this happiness will not last long when they will realize that, they have now 1 crore muslim citizen empowered by the legal documents and govt. recognition whom they can no longer brand as illegal Bangladeshis. The lengthy and cumbersome legal battle regarding the left out 2 million or so muslim will also frustrate them badly in coming years.
     
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    No, but they could have made their ration card, voter ID and/or Aadhar.
     
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    As far as I know these were not considered criteria , they had to show proof they came before 1971, not even 1972. Any one who entered in 1972 can get Adhar Cards / ration cards , no?