22 October, 2020

A Foreign Hand From The East

Communally-inclined parties find Bangladeshis a rallying factor

A Foreign Hand From The East
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Who is an illegal immigrant?
According to the Assam Accord of 1985, people from Bangladesh who had come over before January 1966 were to be regularised as Indian nationals. Those who came over between 1966 and March 24, 1971, were to become eligible for citizenship after 10 years of detection. Those who arrived after March 24, 1971, were to be detected and deported.

Are all Bengali-speaking Muslims Bangladeshis?
No. West Bengal (25%), Assam (30%), Tripura have large populations of Bengali-speaking Muslims. Inter-state migration takes place all the time.

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