The Assam Citizen
The Citizenship Act of 1955 was amended in 1986 after the Assam Accord of 1985 for all Indian-origin people who came from Bangladesh before January 1, 1966, to be deemed as citizens. Those who came between January 1, 1966 and March 25, 1971 were eligible for citizenship after registering and living in the state for 10 years while those entering after March 25, 1971, were to be deported.
The 1986 amendment made the Citizenship Act less inclusive, by adding the condition that besides one's birth in India (for those born on or after July 1, 1987), at least one parent has to an Indian citizen at the time of birth. The next amendment in 2003 made it clear that those born after the commencement of the Act can be given citizenship only if one of his/her parent was an Indian citizen and that the other parent could not be an illegal migrant.