Explained: India’s National Register of Citizens (NRC)

According to reports at least six people have committed suicide in the month of July as India is organizing this mammoth and controversial citizenship verification drive.

September 06, 2019 by Peoples Dispatch

India’s National Register of Citizens (NRC), a document meant to legally validate the citizenship status of Indians living in the state of Assam, has claimed one more life. 60-year-old Sayera Begum, who belonged to Sonitpur in Northern Assam, committed suicide by jumping into a well on August 31. According to reports at least six people have committed suicide in the month of July as India is organizing this mammoth and controversial citizenship verification drive.
When the final list was published on August 31, 1.9 million people were excluded from the NRC list. In this video, we take a look into what is #NRC and what does it mean for the lives of ordinary people in the north eastern state of Assam in India.

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