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.
Minority self-identifying Rohingya are denied citizenship and face restrictions on movement by the Myanmar government.