A Rajya Sabha committee led by Sushma Swaraj in 1997 first recommended that these refugees from Bangladesh be granted Indian citizenship.
The move came following an order of the Supreme Court, which in 2015 had directed the central government to grant citizenship to the Chakma and Hajong refugees, mostly staying in Arunachal Pradesh.
Exploring the history and the struggle of the Chakma tribe.
The ongoing government vs. governor face-off aside, another conflict is threatening to erupt in Arunachal Pradesh – one triggered by a recent SC order on citizenship for Chakmas
Concern for religious persecution has made India open its doors to Hindus and other minorities from Pakistan and Bangladesh but not to the Rohingya of Myanmar. Is it because they profess the wrong religion?