India: Two million face statelessness as India publishes citizenship list

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31 August 2019
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Almost two million people in northeast India were left facing statelessness on Saturday after the state of Assam published a citizenship list aimed at weeding out "foreign infiltrators", in a process the central government wants to replicate nationwide.
A total of 31.1 million people were included in a National Register of Citizens (NRC), but 1.9 million were deemed ineligible, according to the Assam government. A large chunk of those excluded were expected to be Muslims...
For decades this has made Assam a hotbed of inter-religious and ethnic tensions....