Citizenship and Related Issues

Govt. set to grant citizenship to Hindus from Bangladesh

  1. The previous UPA government went slow on the case as it involved the question of granting rights on the basis of religion.
  2. Bangladeshi Hindus living in 18 States will benefit.
  3. Remember the Assam Accord? All persons who crossed over from Bangladesh after 1971 are to be deported.
  4. The focus of the case was on Assam where animosity towards refugees from Bangladesh is a strong political issue.