India’s crackdown on illegal immigration could leave 4 million people stateless

By Annie Gowen NEW DELHI — An estimated 4 million people living in a border area of India have been left off a controversial citizenship list designed to stem the illegal flood of immigrants from neighboring Bangladesh, the majority of them Muslim. Indian authorities published the final draft Monday of their National Register of Citizens for Assam, a largely agrarian state of 33 …

As India Clamps Down on Migration, Millions May Lose Citizenship

Villagers waited to get their documents verified by government officials in Mayong, in the northeastern state of Assam, India, this month.CreditReuters By Kai Schultz  July 30, 2018 NEW DELHI — The Indian government released a draft list of citizensliving in a northeastern state on Monday that excluded about four million people, raising concerns about the possible detention and deportation of ethnic minorities …

What are the requirements to be ‘Indian’ in Assam state?

Four million people have been left off a list of citizens in the northern Indian state of Assam. Inside Story30 Jul 2018 18:47 GMT Asia, India, Politics, Human Rights   Four million people in northern India have effectively lost their citizenship after their names were left out of a national database of registered citizens. The list now includes only those who were able to prove they …

Welcome to Lynchistan

Watching the abject horror of 28-year-old Rakbar Khan’s murder unfold in Rajasthan’s Alwar district, a year after a murderous mob of cow vigilantes bludgeoned Pehlu Khan to death, many would find it disconcerting and disheartening that it was left to the Supreme Court to point to the culture of violent intolerance that is rapidly enveloping India’s hinterland. The past three …