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Fall in cases registered over Illegal Immigration: NCRB data -Roshan Kishore and Neeraj Chauhan

-Hindustan Times To be sure, this does not reflect on whether or not Illegal Immigration into India -- a controversial subject right now -- has increased or decreased. Cases filed under laws governing people living in India illegally have been declining even as those pertaining to unlawful exits from the country have been on the rise, according to data for 2018 released by the NCRB (National Crime Records Bureau) on Wednesday. To be sure,...

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The missing 4,007,707 -Sanjib Baruah

-The Indian Express Can a democracy permit so many to be in a state of liminal legality? NRC poses a political and moral question The possibility — whether immediate or somewhat remote — that at the end of the process as many as 4 million people may lose their legal status as citizens should not be a cause of celebration in a democracy. Nor should it generate a mad rush among...

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Assam: The Mythology of "Immigrants" -Subodh Varma

-Newsclick.in Increase in Muslim population is not due to immigrants but because of higher birth rate, which is driven by poverty and illiteracy. Assam’s Muslim population was recorded as about 34% of the state’s total population in 2011 Census. It was about 31% in 2001 and over 28% in 1991. That’s not much of an increase. Yet insidious political propaganda about rising Muslim population has swamped the minds of people, both...

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Assam Muslim growth is higher in districts away from border -Sagnik Chowdhury & Abantika Ghosh

-The Indian Express With assembly elections due next year, and whispers about how UPA sat on religion census data for fear of a backlash before the Lok Sabha elections, the Congress is maintaining a studied silence. In the decadal growth of the Muslim population of India between 2001 and 2011, the highest in terms of percentage points has been in Assam. Its Muslim population has risen from 30.9 per cent to...

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Region and religion both matter for better population indicators -Rukmini S

-The Hindu For better population indicators, region and religion both matter, suggest data from 2011 and 2001 decadal Censuses. According to the data, in the more developed southern States all communities do better than in the more backward northern States. Poor education indicators Between 2001 and 2011, Muslims (24.65 per cent) remained the group with the fastest population growth, followed closely by Scheduled Tribes (23.66 per cent) and Scheduled Castes (20.85 per cent). All...

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