It is the product of the Assam Agitation (1979-1985). The Agitation ended with the signing of the Assam Accord (1985).
The roots of the agitation can be traced to the issue of changes... 1/n
H. Srikanth writes that this influx of migrants made the Assamese people very insecure of their own identity vis-à-vis that of the "educated Hindu Bengalis, the hardworking Muslim peasants." 3/n
The problem started when a huge spike in the number of voters was seen in the Mangaldoi constituency. The All Assam Students Union (AASU) called for a 12 hour general strike...4/n
2. All those who entered Assam before 1.1.1966 shall be regularised.
3. People who came after 1.1.1966 upto 24.3.1971 shall be detected & disenfranchised for 10 years. 7/n
Foreigners Tribunals were set up across the state, at present there are 100 and 400 more are being created. People have questioned the constitutionality, functioning and conduct of these quasi-judicial bodies. 9/n
The NRC at this time wasn't a public document.
The AASU demanded in 1990 that the NRC be updated.
In 1999, the central government decided to begin the process but no significant action was taken till 2010.. 10/n
In 2013, the SC directed the centre to begin the process in right earnest.
Since 2014, the NRC became a court monitored process. 11/n
The "final" NRC was published on 31st August 2019 & 19.06 Lakh people were excluded 12/n
The NRC authorities have said that even if a name is included, it can be excluded anytime under specific conditions.
This will have deeply damaging psychological effects as people are in constant fear. 13/n
The Bill is designed to discriminate against Muslims. The bill failed in the Rajya Sabha however Amit Shah has hinted at its reintroduction. 15/n