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Bangladesh: Information on whether ethnic Assamese are experiencing problems from the present government

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 1 October 1996
Citation / Document Symbol BGD24972.E
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Bangladesh: Information on whether ethnic Assamese are experiencing problems from the present government, 1 October 1996, BGD24972.E, available at: [accessed 1 June 2016]
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Information on the above-mentioned topic could not be found among the sources consulted by the DIRB. However, for reports on possibly related topics, please see the attachments.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.


All India Radio Network [Delhi, in English]. 22 May 1996. "India: Assam Urges Central Government to Seal Bangladesh Border." (FBIS-NES-96-101 23 May 1996, p. 41)

_____. 11 July 1994. "Assam Chief: Bangladesh, Pakistan Aid Terrorists." (FBIS-NES-94-136 15 July 1994, p. 41)

_____. 29 September 1991. "Chief Minister Describes ULFA Links Abroad." (FBIS-NES-91-189 30 Sept. 1991, p. 51)

_____. 11 September 1991. "Leaders on Assam Unrest, Dhaka Involvement." (FBIS-NES-91-177 12 Sept. 1991, p. 49)

_____. 17 August 1991. "Assam Extremist Bases Said in Bangladesh, Burma." (FBIS-NES-91-161 20 Aug. 1991, pp. 46-47)

The Guardian [London]. 17 April 1996. Suzanne Goldenberg. "Immigrants Bear Brunt of Assam's Culture of Mutiny." (NEXIS)

Inter Press Service (IPS). 1 August 1994. Praful Bidwai. "India: Northeast in the Clutch of Violence." (NEXIS)

Reuters. 25 July 1994. BC Cycle. "Indian Army Cools Ethnic Violence after 70 Killed." (NEXIS)

Additional Sources Consulted

Amnesty International (AI). May 1996. Bangladesh: Beating and Arbitrary Detention of Religious Minority Students.

_____. September 1993. Amnesty International's Statements to the 45th Session of the UN Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities.

_____. April 1993. Bangladesh: A Summary of Human Rights Concerns.

Coordinating Council for Human Rights in Bangladesh. January 1995. State of Human Rights 1994: Bangladesh.

DIRB Indexed Media Review [Ottawa]. 1 June 1996-17 September 1996.

FBIS CD-ROM search. 2 June 1991-28 June 1996.

FBIS NES daily. 17 June 1996-16 August 1996.

Nexis online search.

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