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Assam’s “Doubtful Citizens”

Just published
Book: Assam’s “Doubtful  Citizens” - fact or fiction?
 
Author: Kamaluddin Ahmed
 
62 pp, P/B
 
Price: Rs. 60 / € 5
 
ISBN-10:81-7221-051-5
 
ISBN-13: 978-81-7221-051-9
 
A misconception prevails among many people outside Assam that “lakhs” of “Bangladeshis” are residing in Assam and exercising franchise. This misconception developed due to publicity of the AASU for more than three decades-long period with the help of some press and political parties like BJP, a high bureaucrat like S. L. Shakdar, and a Governor of Assam, S. K. Sinha. Dr. Ahmed, with the help of mostly public documents, shows that all this is emotional exaggreation, has no empirical or statistical foundation, and as such is nothing more than a self-composed chorus of some pseudo-intellectuals.
 
Contents:
 
Introduction
Unparallel Demography, Partition of Indian Sub-continent
The Politics of Antagonism: Assam Movement
Complainants Disillusioned, Comparative data of population growth
Nature and Extent of Present Crisis, “D Voter” issue, NRC issue, Likely solution contemplated
Appendices, Total number of “D” Voters, Cases Pending Before Foreigners Tribunal
Some recent photos
Ordering details on page 27 of this issue

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 16-30 September 2011 on page no. 17

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