Bengal’s ticking time bomb, an azadi moment and why this state is a concern


New Delhi, May 17: It was on expected lines that there was a major furore when it was decided to undertake an NRC in Assam. While there was a clear division among the political class, agency officials however say that the exercise should be conducted in every state to rid India of the problems that the illegal immigrants are causing.

Data suggests that dates back to 2001 suggested that there were 12 million such persons living in 17 states. While Assam accounted for 50 lakh such persons, in the case of West Bengal the number stood at 57 lakh.

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Author: Vicky Nanjappa

just a reporter

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