Breaking News NRC fallout: Bengaluru’s targeting of Bengali speakers can have disastrous consequences

Breaking News NRC fallout: Bengaluru’s targeting of Bengali speakers can have disastrous consequences

NRC fallout: Bengaluru’s targeting of Bengali speakers can have disastrous consequences

Manipur ,[IN] Nov 7 :

In what is a clear fallout of the political obsession with the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam and calls to implement similar exercises elsewhere in the country to weed out illegal Bangladeshi migrants, apartment complexes in Bengaluru’s tech corridor have been directing recruitment agencies not to send them Bengali speaking workers. This also comes at a time when the police have launched a crackdown on illegal Bangladeshi migrants in Bengaluru. But the inability to distinguish between people from Bengal and Bangladesh is leading to prejudice against all Bengalis. As a result many Bengalis who have been living in Bengaluru for years, including some in white-collar jobs, are facing harassment.

Source TOI

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