Those living in Myanmar’s IDP camps face difficulties in movement and accessing health and education services without national citizenship ID cards.
The refugees, mostly from Bangladesh, are being given rights to government and private land where they have lived in settlement colonies for years.
The government has vowed to take action against officials who they say wrongly issued national registration cards to 21 Rohingya, identifying them as ethnic Kaman.
The ANP has urged the Union government to probe claims that more than 3,000 ID cards identifying the holders as ethnic Kaman were actually issued to Rohingya in southern Rakhine.
Immigration Dept. denies secretly issuing cards to non-Kaman; ethnic leaders warn of return to communal conflict if issue not resolved.
A Thai official said Ko-ee Meeme was granted citizenship because he was born on the ancestral land of Myanmar’s ethnic Karen located in Thailand.
The draft National Register of Citizens is expected to list Indian citizens residing in Assam and, in the process, find a solution to the citizenship issue plaguing the state.