When Indians are called infiltrators

Many from the northern parts of the country are excluded from the draft NRC
The north Indians excluded from the updated draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam resent being called ghuspethiye , meaning infiltrator.
Though NRC State Coordinator Prateek Hajela has said that the 40 lakh persons left out of the draft cannot be marked “illegal migrants”, many political leaders call them infiltrators, even in Parliament. “What pained me more than the exclusion was the implication that those who missed out are foreigners or Bangladeshis. Is U.P. in Bangladesh,” asks a Guwahati-based businessman, Manoj Singh. Mr. Singh, 49, and his family had relocated from Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh in the 1980s. The NRC officials rejected his documents, as was the case with Hindi writer Satyanarayan Mishra from Chitrakoot, also in U.P. Like them, scores of people from U.P., Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana and Punjab have not made it to the list. They include Surinder Singh, a Sikh businessman whose family shifted to Guwahati from Imphal in the 1970s.
Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/when-indians-are-called-infiltrators/article24610635.ece

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