Today there is a sense of frustration among individuals that somehow foreigners are included in the list, while real native people are excluded.
- Barak Valley in Assam includes 3 districts in which people speak mainly Bengali: Cachar, Karimganj, and Hailakadi in southern Assam. Bengali speaking people have generally been valley residents.
- Except for Hailakadi, Cachar and Karimganj districts have a boundary with Bangladesh.
- The Hindus, in the valley, have a small majority and Islam is the people’s next main religion. In the NRC final lists, the two districts with greater inclusions are Karimganj and Hailakandi.
- The Karimganj and Hailakandi inclusions are 92.33% and 91.96% respectively.
- The elimination in Cachar is highest among the three districts.
- The Barak valley individuals have the least impact of the NRC.
- Most families are afraid that they will be detached from their loved ones, particularly those who cannot enter the final list. They are worried that they will imprison their dear ones in detention camps designed to accommodate the foreigners in Assam.
- Mohammad Sanaullah was an honored Indian army soldier. In June, after he was recognized foreigner, he spent 11 days in prison, which caused domestic anger.
- Also, important numbers of Bengali-speaking Hindus were omitted of the citizenship list, highlighting regional and religious tensions in the State.
Did You Know?
Detention camp means a place where prisoners are detained temporarily until their legal status is established under immigration laws.