The Assam police have launched a crackdown on illegal marriages in Assam. Reports say that over 1 lakh minor girls had been married off and one girl at the age of nine had become a mother
New Delhi, Feb 07: The population explosion has been a major problem in Assam. Illegal marriages, high-rate of infiltration from Bangladesh are some of the major contributing factors for the rise in Muslim population in Assam.
The 1901 census showed that the Muslims were in majority in the districts of Gopalpara (27 per cent) and Cachar (30 per cent). Cut back to 2020, the population in Gopalpara and Cachar are at 57 and 38 per cent respectively.
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