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Migrant crackdown in India’s Assam puts millions at risk, say activists

Migrant crackdown in India’s Assam puts millions at risk, say activists

November 23, 2017

MUMBAI, Nov 23 — A crackdown on illegal migrants in India’s Assam state risks depriving millions of Muslim citizens and long-term refugees from Bangladesh of their right to live there, activists said. Government officials say they are updating Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC) for the first time in six decades to identify illegal Bangladeshi migrants who are overwhelming the state administration. “Ostensibly, it is to identify foreigners but, in the process, they... Read more

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