For a country that has dealt with several waves of refugees, it seems counter-intuitive that India does not have an established domestic law on refugees or a concrete refugee policy. This big gap will become a huge problem, as climate change displaces thousands into India in the years and decades ahead.
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The working middle class in the West faced difficulties due to globalisation. But unlike in the West, the rise of right-wing populism in India does not have an economic rationale. Instead, it actively sabotages the economic openness which has worked well for India in the past.
Vilification of the ‘Bangladeshi immigrant’ has triggered claims of nativity and indigeneity from within communities. This has led to multiple iterations of othering, for instance, as indigenous Assamese Muslims seek to differentiate themselves from Bengali Muslims.