Identity and Migration

Long before the refugee and the humanitarian crisis of the post Arab Spring countries demasking the so called empowered politics of the EU nations and the U.S.; the Indian Subcontinent had one in 1947, where millions died and mass migration occurred due to region based partition- Punjab and Bengal was severed. Identities were fortified into the refugee class ‘Bangal’ and the untouched landed ‘Ghoti’ in West Bengal.

This useless binary is still used to map ones antecedents. In short, migrants and their generations have to bear its scars long after the survival, as the identity affair is subconscious. Identity is used as a weapon to demoralize the migrant.

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