Forget Windrush here comes Assam! Forget Windrush here comes Assam!
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    Default Forget Windrush here comes Assam!

    India has published a list which effectively strips some four million people in the north-eastern state of Assam of their citizenship.

    The National Register of Citizens (NRC) is a list of people who can prove they came to the state by 24 March 1971, a day before Bangladesh declared independence.

    India says the process is to root out hordes of illegal Bangladeshi migrants.

    But it has sparked fears of a witch hunt against Assam's ethnic minorities.

    Fearing violence, officials say that no-one will face immediate deportation.

    They say that a lengthy appeal process will be available to all - even if it means millions of families will live in limbo until they get a final decision on their legal status.

    Hundreds of thousands of people fled to neighbouring India after Bangladesh declared itself an independent country from Pakistan on 25 March 1971, sparking a bitter war. Many of the refugees settled in Assam, a state which now has more than 30 million people.

    The Indian government considers those who arrived before the war began as legitimate citizens.
    Not going to end well sadly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vetran View Post
    It will actually. They'll be resettled in Slough under the terms of the forthcoming post-Brexit UK-India trade agreement.
    And everyone's a winner.
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    We at least they will be reunited with their families then.

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