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Wed Sep 11, 2019, 03:26 PM

India builds detention camps for up to 1.9m people 'stripped of citizenship' in Assam

Source: The Independent

The Indian government is building mass detention camps after almost two million people were told they could be effectively stripped of citizenship.

Around 1.9m people in the north-eastern state of Assam were excluded when India published the state’s final National Register of Citizens (NRC) list in August.

Those excluded from the register will have to appeal to prove they are citizens. The UN and other international rights groups have expressed concern that many could be rendered stateless.

The citizenship list is part of a drive to detect illegal immigrants in Assam.



Read more: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/assam-india-detention-camps-bangladesh-nrc-list-a9099251.html

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Reply India builds detention camps for up to 1.9m people 'stripped of citizenship' in Assam (Original post)
brooklynite Wednesday OP
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Thomas Hurt Wednesday #2
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 03:30 PM

1. Normalization accomplished?

Don't give Trump any ideas


rocktivity

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 03:31 PM

2. wtf is up with the world and this fascist revival...

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 03:33 PM

3. Really.



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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 03:56 PM

5. World collapse in the offing

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 03:42 PM

4. Bigoted right wing governments everywhere are really shitty

We all know how badly Trump wants to strip citizenship away from US citizens he doesn't like. He won't stop at brown people.

India doesn't have birthright citizenship as many of the affected people were born in India but are being told they are just too Muslim to stay in a country controlled by Hindu nationalists. Kind of like being born in America doesn't make me any less of a job stealer to some racist idiots.

Those appealing to be put on the register will need to provide documentation, such as birth certificates, dating back decades.

Record keeping in parts of rural India is poor and many, including those building the camps, have been caught out by the NRC’s stringent requirements.

“We don’t have birth certificates,” Malati Hajong, one of the labourers working at a site near the village of Goalpara, told the Reuters news agency.


The government is already in the process of bringing legislation to grant citizenship to Hindu, Sikh and Buddhist immigrants from neighbouring countries.

Muslim immigrants are not included in the law.

The nationalist, hardline Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) group also called for genuine citizens to be included in the list after it emerged that Hindus had been affected. The RSS and BJP are closely affiliated.


Hindus from most anywhere in the world are welcome to immigrate to India much like Jews to Israel. Some non-white Christians have immigrated to America for the same reason.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 03:57 PM

6. Just wait until sea rise consumes Bangladesh

Then we'll REALLY get to see some detention camps

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 04:18 PM

7. The world follows America

even if it's to hell.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 06:50 PM

8. It's happening in China as well. Between 1-2 million muslims are in re-education camps.

Dictators watch each other and follow the leaders. We have a bunch and 45 loves them all and can't wait to do the same.

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