Analysis of the Implementation of the NRC with Respect to Statelessness in Assam

Authors

  • Ankit Raturi

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.12728/culj.17.5

Keywords:

Assam Accord, Citizenship, Illegal Migrants, Refugees, Statelessness

Abstract

On 31st August 2019, the final version of the National Register of Citizens was published. It was meant to be a seamless solution to the so-called ‘immigration problem’ that the people of Assam have been facing for the last few decades. The demand for such a Register, therefore, dates back to the Assam Agitation. An undoubtedly sizable task, it has now drawn criticism on several grounds. The most common criticism being that it has successfully rendered 1.9 million people in Assam stateless. A stateless person is one who belongs to no particular ‘nation’ or ‘state’. This is an issue that requires urgent attention as it has resulted in the violation of human rights and deprivation of basic resources. This research paper attempts to examine whether the Register has successfully addressed the aforementioned problem. In order to do so, the researcher has examined the procedural aspects of drafting the Register and its subsequent implementation. Further, the paper explores the after effects of the implementation of such a Register, while attempting to arrive at solutions to resolve the various issues created via such an implementation.

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2020-07-01

How to Cite

Raturi, A. (2020). Analysis of the Implementation of the NRC with Respect to Statelessness in Assam . Christ University Law Journal, 9(2), 77-95. https://doi.org/10.12728/culj.17.5