Immigration issues

Millions in limbo

Print edition : August 31, 2018

People waiting to verify their names on the NRC final draft in Morigaon district on July 30. Photo: Ritu Raj Konwar

Many Muslim women in rural Assam, such as the women from Kamrup in this photograph, have no papers to prove their link to their parents. All they can furnish to prove who they are are is the certificate from the village headman. Photo: Kulendu Kalita

Rajiv Chandra Das of Balabhita village. Neither Rajiv’s nor his father’s name is on the final draft. Photo: RITU RAJ KONWAR

Saina Khatun, showing the birth certificate of her son, Samirul Alom. Both mother and son have been excluded, in Barpeta district. Photo: Ritu Raj Konwar

Nur Begum, whose husband, Majam Ali, was killed in police firing in 2010 during a protest against the NRC. She has been excluded from the final draft. Photo: Ritu Raj Konwar

Fear and anxiety grip lakhs of people in Assam who have been left out of the final NRC draft.
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