NEW DELHI: In India, the members of tribunal constituted to determine nationality of Muslims in Assam state have admitted that they were pressured to decide against Muslims in order to expel them from their country.
According to a report of New York Times, most of the tribunal members declared Muslims as foreigners to save their jobs.
A former member of the tribunal Mamoni Rajkumari told New York Times that she was punished and sacked for not taking pressure.
Modi-led Indian governemnt in pursuance of its Hindutva ideology had decided to displace more than two million Muslims in Assam state.
In August 2019, the Indian government had stripped about 1.9 million residents of Assam state of their citizenship at the strike of a pen.
As per media reports, under the National Register of Citizens (NRC) people, who could prove they had arrived in India a day before Bangladesh had declared independence on March 24, 1971, were listed as citizens, while the people who could not get a place in the list had been given 120 days to appeal against their exclusion.
The NRC was established in 1951 to determine who was born in Assam. The list had been first time updated ever since and about 31.1 million people had been included in it.