Illegal migrants removed from National Citizens Registry in India , officials deny targeting muslims

Indian officials say Assam register does not target Muslims

Source: BBC News

Indian officials leading a charge to identify illegal migrants in the north-eastern state of Assam have said that the process “is not targeting Muslims”.

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Opposition parties have accused the ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of destroying lives.

Four million people were excluded from the National Citizens Registry (NCR) list, which was published on Monday.

NCR head Prateek Hajela told the BBC that those left out “are people from different religions and groups”.

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