Explained: Citizenship (Amendment) bill vs NRC vs Clause 6 of Assam Accord

Does the Citizenship (amendment) bill defeat the purpose of NRC? Here's a quick look at the three contentious issues of citizenship that have led to a standstill in Assam


Assam is in the throes of violence yet again over citizenship. In the past couple of days, life in the northeastern state has come to a standstill as the BJP-led government at the Centre brought in an amendment that will, effectively, grant citizenship to Hindu migrants from Bangladesh. Citizenship has been the biggest pain point of Assam's political and social life during the past several decades. Last year, the first draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) kicked up a storm as over 3 million people were said to have been left out of the roster.  The ...