Nearly 2 million people have been left off a list of citizens released in India's northeastern state of Assam. The list includes the names of the people who could prove they were living in the country before 1971 while the rest are "ineligible."
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The credibility of India's flawed citizenship register has come under question, as reported cases of nationals being stripped of their citizenship have surfaced, triggering a political battle between the ruling BJP and opposition parties.
India has stripped four million people of citizenship in the northeastern state of Assam under a controversial draft citizenship list that has sparked fears of deportation of largely Bengali-speaking Muslims.
People in the northeastern Indian state fear they could become homeless overnight as the government is preparing to release a final list of Assam's citizens on Monday.
Alleged immigrants in Assam are pinning their hopes on a verification programme called the National Register of Citizens, which considers someone a legal citizen if they can prove a connection to the Indian state before the Bangladesh War in 1971.
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