Over 1.83 lakh Indians have renounced their citizenship between January and October in 2022, according to the Union’s reply in Lok Sabha on 9 December.
The 60-year-old dry fish seller Manik Das was fighting a legal battle to prove his citizenship before a Foreigner’s Tribunal (FT) in Assam since December 2019, despite his name appearing in the National Register for Citizens (NRC) that was published a few months before that.
Abdul Kalam Azad is a human rights researcher, community worker, and writer based in Assam. He is working on his Ph.D. thesis on Assam’s citizenship crisis at Athena Institute, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
Prominent Assam based human rights lawyer Aman Wadud speaks to Maktoob's Noorail Khan about Assam's citizenship crisis.
Following the criticisms from family, photographer and Muslim community leaders, the photograph of a riot victim Muslim family clicked in 2012, which was used as a representative image on a page on Foreigners’ Tribunals (FTs) on an Assam government website, has been removed.