Topic: population and associated issues, Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
3) Migrants are often blamed to be depriving locals of their rights and opportunities, how far is it justified? Explain and suggest measures for establishing a concordant relationship between migrants and locals with suitable illustrations.(250 words)
Why this question:
The question is premised on the ongoing issue of NRC in Assam and the treatment meted out to the migrants.
Key demand of the question:
One must discuss in detail the issue of immigrants in the country and the concerns associated thereafter and what needs to be done to overcome the same.
Explain – Clarify the topic by giving a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.
Structure of the answer:
In brief narrate the case of immigrants in the context of India.
Explain that Citizenship in India has been subjected to many upheavals recently. NCR exercise and the proposed decision to deport all immigrants have been at the core of this controversy along with the discussion around the recent scrapping of Article 35.
Quote examples such as – mention the problems associated with the exercise to demarcate legal and illegal immigrants- like the problems of exclusion as seen in the Assam NRC exercise; some illegal immigrants would be difficult if not impossible to deport- like the Tamilians from the Sri Lanka; Gorkhas and Lepchas from Nepal; India has no agreement with nearby governments for large-scale deportation etc.
Explain that the issue of deportation of all immigrants is not a feasible and recommended solution.
Conclude by suggesting steps necessary to deal with the issue.