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Underprivileged risk losing citizenship in India’s NRC drive

On Monday, the government of the northeast Indian state of Assam released the second draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), a Supreme Court-sanctioned database of “genuine” Indian citizens in the state. The implied intent is to weed out “illegal immigrants” from Bangladesh who have seemingly settled in Assam over the past five decades. […]