24, Apr 2018 | CJP Team
A humanitarian crisis is underway in Assam as you read this. The National Register for Citizens (NRC), a record of ‘legitimate’ Indian citizens living in Assam, is being updated for the first time since 1951. The ostensible objective is to weed out ‘Illegal Bangladeshi immigrants’. However, the numbers tell a chilling story… one of a conspiracy of ‘othering’ and exclusion.
3.29 crore people from 68.27 lakh families in Assam have submitted over 6.5 crore documents with the National Register of Citizens (NRC) to prove their Indian citizenship. But the NRC recently published a list of only 1.9 crores as legal citizens.
A huge number of 1.39 crore Assamese, many of them from poor and marginalised communities, are under threat of having their legitimate citizenship revoked. CJP believes this is discriminatory. Join us and raise your voice against this injustice. Sign our Petition NOW!
- We demand an immediate halt to this anti-constitutional and potentially polarizing move.
- We demand an end to this attempt to brand all Muslims as illegal Bangladeshi immigrants.
- We demand that corrupt local officials are NOT empowered with coercive powers to unilaterally decide fates of entire families.
- We demand a stop to dividing Assam for narrow political gains.
Raise your voice against this now. Sign our petition.