Aug 01. 2018 703 views

The Assam Government issued the final draft of the National Register of citizenship, (NRC), to overcome the controversy over the longstanding infiltration of Bangladeshi. Accordingly, only 2.89 crore people have been considered as Citizens of India. However, a total of 3.29 crore people applied for it. The purpose of this draft is to identify the Bangladeshi intruders in Assam and to extricate them from Assam and the country. The Supreme Court ordered NRC in Assam due to sudden rise in population of the state in last few year. Keeping all this in mind, the India Against Biased Media Association has launched a movement to implement the NRC across the country. IABM's Chief, Advocate Vibhor Anand said, Our organisation is writing letters to the Chief Minister of every state, requesting to apply NRC across the country. With this process Governments can identify non-Indians present in every state and can take necessary action against those who fails to prove it, and this process can also  ensure internal security of our nation.

The root of this controversy has been hidden in history, and in spite of this dispute arises from time to time in the state. Let's know their history of this burning issue:

History of Assam:

Assam means unique. The word originated from the Sanskrit word "Asoma". In 1826, this region received British power from Burma under the treaty of Yadambu. The total area of ​​Indian state of Assam is 78,483 square kilometers, and its total population is 2,66,38,407. It is also known as the Sentinel of Northeast, and the gateway to the North-East, it is near the international boundaries of India engaged in Bhutan and Bangladesh. In the north of Assam, there are Bhutan and Arunachal Pradesh; some parts of Manipur, Nagaland and Arunachal in the east and Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura in the south.

A turbulent scenario of Assam:

The problem of terrorism started in Assam, when a huge number of refugees from  East Pakistan (today's Bangladesh) started migrating to Assam during the Partition of India. Although this has passed half a century but the number of people who migrated from Bangladesh has not been reduced even today. This problem has changed all the north-eastern demographic data. Discontent started to grow gradually by taking this infiltration in Assam, and the movement started under the leadership of All Assam Student Union (AAASU) and All Assam Gan Sangram Parishad (AGSP) in July 1979. It was demanded by the agitators that all non-Indians living in Assam should be brought out and, defining the definition of these non-Indians, advocated to include  all the people who came after 1951.

Discussions arose between the government and the agitators about this definition and the conversation was unsuccessful. Actually, the Government of India was giving its consent only to the people who came after 1971, and the agitators were dissatisfied with it.After failure in the talks, the agitators left the path of peace and the movement took a violent stand. The government has enforced President's rule to establish peace in the state. 

Because of this movement and the decisions of the central government of that time, an organization like ULFA came out, due to which the peace of Assam was shrouded, and in Assam and the rest of the North Eastern States, the situation of suspicion towards the country started to create. 

Meanwhile, there was a change in the center and Rajiv Gandhi was elected as Prime Minister of India, and he took the initiative to negotiate with an open heart to resolve this discontent of Assam. The Assam Accord came into being on 15th August 1985, but the Government remained on its last stand and the date of March 25, 1971 was defined to define the outsider, after which all the incoming ideas were promised to come out of the state, In the immediate aftermath of the elections, the party supported by the Congress won in the elections and the government of Rajiv Gandhi failed to keep up the promises, which again lead to instability in the north eastern state. Organisation like ULFA pet on attacking the outsiders, mass murders and mass bombing in state took place in the early 90’s,  which again brought president rule in Assam on 28 November 1990,  ULFA was banned under unlawful activities prohibition act 1967. In the meantime, the army was called again to establish peace in the state, in the meantime, the ULFA continued its extension and joined hands with anti-India organizations such as ISI, in order to control the ULFA and other organizations, the army launched Operation Bajrang,

The Congress emerged victorious in the elections in the immediate aftermath of the peace-building, the ULFA and the other organizations showed a lot of dissatisfaction and then started mass killing to register their protest, and once again army was deployed to completely eradicate the ULFA by Operation Rhino, but the Congress  stopped the operation in the middle and began  the process of peace talk . At the same time, terrorists who surrendered were provided with as opportunity to join main stream back again, this decision of the government was highly criticised throughout the country because due to the military operation, the organization like ULFA became very weak and It was a good opportunity to eradicate them from the root.

Taking advantage of the opportunity, ULFA once again strengthened itself and withdrew itself from the talks and to save itself from the army, ULFA opened its camp in Bhutan, Myanmar and Bangladesh and their leaders took refuge in these countries. till today, the north eastern state of India have to bear terrorism. To establish their own politics and then to maintain the government for so many years, congress  forced the people to live in the shadows of fear, the NRC campaign run by the recent government should have done several years ago, to avoid carcasses, and the state would have been advancing in every way.

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