In India’s citizenship test, a spelling error can ruin a family

Riyazul Islam (L) whose name is excluded from the draft list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), sits inside his house with his father in Dhubri district, in the northeastern state of Assam, India August 3, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

DHUBRI, India (Reuters) – Riyazul Islam says he had to produce family documents going back to 1951 to prove he was an Indian and not an illegal Bangladeshi immigrant. But a draft list of citizens released in July excluded him and his mother, among a total of about 4 million people left off. A wiry […]

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