34 percent of Assam’s population are Muslims. The state has the second highest number of Muslims after Jammu & Kashmir. In the run-up to the elections terms like illegal immigrants, Bangladeshis & D-Voters have been used while referring to Muslims in Assam.
In 35 seats the Muslim vote is critical. But what does it mean to be a Muslim in Assam today? The Quint travelled to Kokrajhar in Lower Assam in search of answers. Most voters had just one thing to say, “Yes we are Muslims but we are not Bangladeshis, we want equal rights as every Indian”.
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