People in Assam, India – level 1

05-09-2019 07:00

In 1971, many people from Bangladesh go to India. Some of them come to Assam. This is an Indian state. The Bangladeshis are mostly Muslim.

Around 31 million people live in Assam. India is registering all people in Assam. However, not everyone can be registered. If you come to India in 1971 or later, you cannot be registered. Two million people are not on the list.

Some people are afraid that the registering is to identify the people from Bangladesh. They are afraid that people will send them away from India, put them in prison, or persecute them.

Difficult words: register (write down the name and some information), identify (find a person, know his or her name, where he or she lives, etc.), persecute (harass, do something bad).

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