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Assam elections: “If I don’t vote, they think I am a foreigner”

Wiemken, Anna (2016) Assam elections: “If I don’t vote, they think I am a foreigner”. South Asia @ LSE (11 Apr 2016). Website.

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As voting continues in the north-eastern state of Assam, migrants who have been living in other parts of the country for years give up significant time and income to travel back to their villages to cast their vote. Drawing on observations and interviews, Anna Wiemkem explores how the need to prove that they are not Bangladeshis turns into a costly burden of proof. This article forms part of a series on the 2016 Legislative Assembly Elections. Click here to read more.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2017 11:44
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2021 23:21

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