MAYONG, India | In northeast India, the politics of citizenship flares anew

10Aug - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News



MAYONG, India | In northeast India, the politics of citizenship flares anew

MAYONG, India — The rice farmer doesn’t know how it happened. Abdul Mannan just knows a mistake was made somewhere. But what can you say when the authorities suddenly insist one of your five children isn’t an Indian? What do you do when your wife and daughter-in-law are suddenly viewed as illegal immigrants?

“We are genuine Indians. We are not foreigners,” said Mannan, 50, adding his family has lived in India’s northeastern Assam state since the 1930s.

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