People check their names on the final list of the NRC at a roadside shop in Pavakati village on Saturday. Agence France-Presse
For decades this has made Assam a hotbed of inter-religious and ethnic tensions, adding to pressure for a lasting solution. Sporadic violence has included the 1983 massacre of around 2,000 people.
Security was tightened in the Indian state of Assam on Friday before the release of a “citizens register” expected to leave millions deemed “foreign infiltrators” facing detention camps and even deportation.
A draft register last year left off more than four million people living in the north-eastern state, and India's Hindu nationalist government has indicated it wants to replicate the process nationwide.
Are Donald Trump’s migrant detention camps coming closer home? I mean India. If as reports state, roughly two million people are expected to be left off the final National Register of Citizens register, Assam is likely to face a massive humanitarian challenge in a couple of months from now (“Assam security tight for Indian ‘citizen’s list’ release,” Aug. 31, Gulf Today).
Welcoming the participants, His Highness said: "Dubai provides the safest environment for participants from around the world to discuss ideas and exchange knowledge and insights that contribute to creating a better future for humanity."
The UK government denied on Thursday that embattled Prime Minister Boris Johnson had prioritised pets over people in the chaotic evacuation out of Afghanistan as Kabul fell to the Taliban.
Heavy snow is rare in the city, so children went out into the streets to watch the flakes falling and hurl snowballs at each other.
The police stated that failing to leave a sufficient gap causes traffic accidents that result in human and material losses, and appealed to drivers to always abide by traffic laws and regulations to protect themselves and other road users from traffic accidents.