India leaves 4 million off Assam citizens’ list, triggers fear

Villagers wait outside the National Register of Citizens (NRC) centre to get their documents verified by government officials, at Mayong Village in Morigaon district, in the northeastern state of Assam, India July 8, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer

MUMBAI (Reuters) – More than 4 million people were excluded from a draft list of citizens released on Monday by a census official for India‚Äôs northeastern border state of Assam, in a long-running campaign against immigrants, sparking uncertainty about their future. Resource-rich Assam, which borders Muslim-majority Bangladesh, is in the grip of social and communal […]

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