What makes the NRC legislation so controversial and why India must stand by it.
Illegal Muslim migrants have become a major threat to the law and order situation in the state.
Those excluded from the final NRC won’t necessarily be deported as there is a lengthy, cumbersome process to follow.
Assam missed a golden opportunity to prove its honest intent to crack down on illegal Bangladeshi migrants.
Here are some of the measures recommended for those whose claims for inclusion in the NRC are finally rejected.
UNHCR, a mute spectator of many crises, has no business advising India.
In India, Rohingyas are nothing but illegal immigrants and must be treated as such.
With the scrapping of Article 370 and 35A, the West Pakistan Refugees and the Valmikis are happy.
What will the three traits of UBI—universality, unconditionality and agency—mean for illegal immigration?
It is believed that the actual number of IBIs in the country would be close to 4 crore!
This move is even more important to the unity of India than the removal of Article 370 in Jammu & Kashmir.
A clear-cut policy on how to proceed with the issue of illegal vs persecuted immigrants is required.
The Assam NRC update has reached the final lap, as also an indefinite period of political brouhaha.
Every sovereign nation has the right – indeed, the obligation – to enforce its laws.
Doubts remain about the final NRC being able to bring about a closure to this long chapter in Assam’s history.
Many native Assamese have been left out of the NRC. Minority welfare, anyone?
NRC must not be restricted only to Assam. The whole of India must be combed to weed out elements that do not belong.
This is why criticism of Assam NRC is flawed and ill-informed.
The million dollar question is what to do with those whose names do not figure in the final NRC?
If illegal immigrants find shelter elsewhere in India, the exercise in Assam could prove futile.
If demography is destiny, then by ensuring an efficient NRC exercise, BJP can shape its destiny in Assam and beyond
Banerjee’s insidious statement must be brought to the notice of the Supreme Court through a special petition.
These are the serious roadblocks which may render the NRC list non-actionable or meaningless.
If nothing is done, illegal immigrants will outnumber the indigenous population of Assam by 2040