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Bangladeshi Illegal Migration into Assam: Issues and Concerns from the Field

Namrata Goswami was Research Fellow at Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detail profile.
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  • January 14, 2010

    The issue of Bangladeshi illegal migration has troubled the state of Assam for decades now. Assamese political and social discourses fear that this unchecked migration from across the border will subvert their way of life and change the demographic profile of the state in the near future. The lack of authentic data on illegal migrant flows only adds to the discomfort. This Issue Brief traces the political, social, economic and security discourses within Assam in response to the migrant issue. Based on insights from the field, the author offers certain policy recommendations to deal with the illegal Bangladeshi migrant issue in a cost effective and timely manner.

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