Assam’s citizens list tool to target minorities

The USCIRF in “Enlighten Temporary: India” released  on 15 Nov  said that  NRC “as a instrument to aim non secular minorities and, in particular, to render Indian Muslims stateless has turn into one extra instance of the downward style in non secular freedom prerequisites within India.” The final list of Assam’s citizens was released on August 31, with over 1.9 million applicants failing to mark their name in the list.  The National Register of Citizens (NRC) is a register maintained by the Indian government for identification of authentic Indian citizens of Assam state. The process to update the register in Assam began following a Supreme Court order in 2013, with the state’s nearly 33 million people having to prove that they were Indian nationals prior to March 24, 1971.

 

 

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