The Heat: India’s citizenship list

The Heat

India Citizenship protests

In a long, costly bureaucratic process – India’s government looked into the citizenship status of almost 33 million people in the northeastern state of Assam.

29 million were able to prove that they, or their parents, lived in the region prior to 1971. But 4 million could not, and now face a sort of citizenship limbo.

CGTN’s Shweta Bajaj reports.

To discuss all of this:

  • Sushil Pandit is a journalist and co-founder of Roots-in-Kashmir.
  • Suchitra Vijayan is a lawyer and founding director of The Polis Project, and recently has been through India’s Assam state.
  • Rana Ayyub is a journalist and writer
  • Sadanand Dhume is a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute.

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