India: 4 million wait to find out reasons for losing citizenship

Next week, each person the government labels an 'infiltrator' and renders stateless will be told why and how to appeal the decision.

by

    In India, four million people are waiting to hear why they have been excluded from a draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) by the state government of Assam, which says they are illegal immigrants from Bangladesh.

    Next week, each person the government labels an "infiltrator" will be told why and how to appeal the decision.

    Those who fail to prove they are Indian will be stripped of rights and rendered stateless.

    Some believe the exercise is as much about whipping up nationalism ahead of elections as it is a genuine attempt at a census.

    Al Jazeera's Andrew Thomas reports from Langia in Assam state.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    All Hail The Algorithm

    All Hail The Algorithm

    A five-part series exploring the impact of algorithms on our everyday lives.

    The priceless racism of the Duke of Edinburgh

    The priceless racism of the Duke of Edinburgh

    Prince Philip has done the world an extraordinary service by exposing the racist hypocrisy of "Western civilisation".

    China will determine the future of Venezuela

    China will determine the future of Venezuela

    There are a number of reasons why Beijing continues to back Maduro's government despite suffering financial losses.