Prime Minister Imran Khan said that reports in Indian and international media about Indian premier Narendra Modi government’s ethnic cleansing of Muslims should send alarm bells ringing across the world.
The Prime Minister tagged a story of NDTV with his tweet about Modi’s government move putting nationality of about 4 million people in Assam region at stake.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) August 31, 2019
According to reports, Indian Home Minister Amit Shah will be releasing a controversial list that will strip four million people majority of them Muslims of their Indian citizenship in Assam.
The final version of the controversial list called the National Register of Citizens is the result of a six-year effort to ostensibly catalogue all the legal residents of the northeastern state of Assam, but the list has been mired in controversy.
The last time a draft was released, in 2018, 4.1 million people were left off, putting them at risk of being made stateless. Many of them were poor, illiterate and/or members of the Muslim minority.
Prime Minister Khan also tagged another article appearing in “the Times” UK under headline “No papers, no rights: how Modi plans to oust millions of ‘foreigners’ who have lived in India all their lives. “The international media was alarmed at the Indian government’s push for a list which was set to strip about 4 million minorities’ people in the north-eastern state of Assam of their citizenship.
Thousands of such people had been detained in the temporary camps, housed in the state’s prisons.