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Justice S R Sen

Pre-1971 migrants to be Indian voters

In a landmark judgment, the High Court in Indian state of Meghalaya has said Bangladeshis, who settled in the north-eastern state before March 24, 1971, be treated as Indians and enrolled in the voters' list. Though the verdict is surely welcomed by the pre-1971 Bangladeshi settlers, it leaves a large question mark over the fate of those who migrated to India from Bangladesh afterwards, including during the Liberation War. The judgement came just a few days after Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata...

Pre-March '71 Bangladeshi settlers are Indians: Meghalaya HC

Pre-March '71 Bangladeshi settlers are Indians: Meghalaya HC

In a landmark judgement, the High Court in Indian state of Meghalaya has said that Bangladeshi nationals who have settled in the northeastern state before March 24, 1971, should be treated as Indians and can be enrolled in the voters' list. The verdict was based on a petition by over 40 refugees from Bangladesh,...

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