“Worse Than a Death Sentence”: Inside India’s Sham Trials That Could Strip Millions of Citizenship | VICE News
Jul 29, 2019: “Foreigners Tribunals” in the state of Assam are deeply biased against Bengalis and Muslims, a VICE News investigation has found.
ASSAM, India — Dilip Biswas had lived in the small northeastern state of Assam for 40 years, growing rice on his land and cooking lunch at a local restaurant, when one day in 2009 the police came knocking on his door. Despite being an ethnic Bengali, a targeted minority in the state, Biswas had never doubted his Indianness. But suddenly he was told to prove it, leave the country forever, or go to jail.