Assam NRC: 1.9 million residents may soon be deemed stateless, says USCIRF

Nearly two million long-time residents of Assam may soon be deemed stateless, the United States Commission for International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) said on Tuesday as it expressed concerns over the NRC exercise. It further alleged that the residents are being stripped of their citizenship "without a fair, transparent, and well-regulated" process. In a report on the religious freedom implications of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), the USCIRF said 1.9 million names of residents of Assam have been left off the updated list and expressed concerns about how the exercise is being used to target and disenfranchise the Muslim population.

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