India leaves nearly 2m people off citizens' list, fate uncertain

India leaves nearly 2m people off citizens' list, fate uncertain

Malaysiakini - News·2019-09-01 05:02

Nearly two million people have been left off a list of citizens released today in India’s northeastern state of Assam, after a mammoth years-long exercise to check illegal immigration that critics said targeted the region’s Muslim minority.

Resentment against illegal immigrants has simmered for years in Assam, one of India’s poorest states, with residents blaming outsiders, many said to come from neighbouring Bangladesh, for stealing their jobs and land.

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