To be recognised as Indian citizens, all residents of Assam had to produce documents proving that they or their families lived in the country before March 24, 1971. Photo: AFP

India excludes 4 million from citizen list in Assam state, sparking fears of mass deportations

India says hundreds of thousands of people have illegally entered the country from neighbouring Bangladesh over decades and settled down in the northeast. Bangladesh rejects the claim

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To be recognised as Indian citizens, all residents of Assam had to produce documents proving that they or their families lived in the country before March 24, 1971. Photo: AFP
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