India in Very Close Touch With Bangladesh on NRC Issue: MEA
External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said India has repeatedly assured the Bangladesh government that the National Register of Citizens (NRC) is a draft list prepared under the orders of the Supreme Court and the process to identify the citizens is still underway.
He said the Bangladesh government has taken the view that the ongoing process is an internal matter of India.
The draft NRC, released last week, excluded over 40 lakh people in Assam. The NRC is an outcome of nearly a six-year-long agitation All Assam Students Union, demanding the deportation of illegal Bangladeshi migrants from the state.
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