As the debate continues to rage on in context of those left out from final draft of the Assam National Register for Citizens, a Bengali Hindutva group based in Kolkata has launched a crowdfunding exercise.
The purpose is that to work out relief plans for Bengalis in Assam who might end up as ‘foreigners’ in the final list.
Formed weeks ago by a breakaway fraction of Hindu Samhati, a far-right outfit based in Bengal, the group has started raising money through Milaap.
Milaap claims to be India’s biggest online crowdfunding platform.
The online campaign, titled “Help Hindu Bengalis in Assam to save them from becoming refugee again,” started on July 25.
It has emerged that till Wednesday afternoon, around Rs 2.5 lakh was raised.
Though the draft list will be revised, there is widespread tension among Bengali Hindus because many do not have documents to establish Indian citizenship.>