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National Civil Register: Indians or not Indians? | human rights



Imagine living in a country all your life before being told that you are not a citizen there.

That is what is now confronting almost two million people in India today.

They were excluded from a list of citizens In the northeastern state of Assam, the government said it would "sort out" undocumented immigrants.

Critics say it is an attempt to deport millions of Muslims, who make up one-third of the state's population.

Excluded Now we have three months to prove they are not aliens or in custody.

The National Civil Register was first created in 1951 to determine who came to the state before neighboring Bangladesh declared its independence from Pakistan.

So is it a means? tackle undocumented migrants? Or just a trick against Muslims?

And how much of it is politics?

Moderator: Hazem Sika

Guests:

Sangeeta Barooah Pisharoty ̵

1; Deputy Editor of the Newspaper

Desh Ratan Nigam – Legal Political Analyst

Ronan Lee – Visiting Scientist on the International State Crime Initiative of Queen Mary University

Source: Al Jazeera News


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