Murshidabad District: Muslim Community and Wage Worker
murshidabad district: For Muslims in the eastern Indian state, which borders Bangladesh, these are nervy times, according to Rabble. Panic has swept through the Muslim community, which makes up 34 percent of the West Bengal population, following last month's announcement by the Indian Minister of Home Affairs Amit Shah that the National Register of Citizens NRC would be implemented throughout the country. The 33-year-old daily wage worker joined hundreds of men and women with similar concerns standing in line outside the government Block Development Office in Basudevpur, in the Murshidabad district of West Bengal. The NRC is designed to identify genuine citizens of India while declaring anyone without valid papers as stateless. Half of them were thought to be Hindus. In the northeastern state of Assam, where the checks were recently applied, more than 1.9 million people of all faiths were branded stateless because their names did not appear on the official citizenship list. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.
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