NRC in Assam - Families and children live in fear and confusion

Oct 22, 2019, 11:30 AM
On August 31, Government of India published the final National Register of Citizens also known as NRC for the state of Assam. This highly controversial register is a part of a Supreme Court-monitored process that catered to the long-standing demand by several organizations for detection of foreigners living in the state.  This episode of the podcast is reported by Anupam Chakraborthy, an independent journalist based in Guwahati in Assam. He traveled to Bongaigaon district in Lower Assam to hear the plight of a family whose nine-year old girl was declared a foreigner even as her parents are Indian citizens. He also brings to fore the story of Asbahar Ali, who was taken to the detention camp allegedly for assuming an identity of another person. To discuss NRC in detail and the effect it is having on families and children, Anupam also spoke with Syed Burahun Rahman Advocate, Guwahati High Court. 

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