We condemn the exclusion of 1.9 million people from the Assam NRC!

We condemn the exclusion of 1.9 million people from the Assam NRC!

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Statelessness Network Asia Pacific (SNAP) started this petition to Government of India and

We condemn the exclusion of 1.9 million people from the Assam National Register of Citizens (NRC) and call for urgent action to protect everyone’s right to a nationality.

On 31 August 2019, after a long-drawn out process, the final version of the NRC was published. 31,121,004 residents of Assam were included in the NRC and therefore recognised as citizens, whereas 1,906,657 residents – approximately 6% of the population of Assam - were excluded, pushing them to the brink of statelessness.

As people of the world, we ask you to join our voices to defend those left out of and urge Government of India

  1. bring this process to a closure in a non-discriminatory and non-arbitrary manner, with full regard to due process rights and a commitment to protect the right to a nationality and to avoid statelessness of all long-term residents and their children;
  2. prevent detention, deportation, degrading treatment, incitement to violence, collective punishment, and other forms of human rights abuses;
  3. ensure justice for those victimized by the arbitrary and discriminatory procedure;
  4. facilitate a process of dialogue and community building; and
  5. assist individuals affected by the NRC process through support to legal aid providers, humanitarian assistance, and other measures.

1.9 million people in #Assam need us to raise our voice now to ensure the #NRCFinalList does not lead to the biggest mass-disenfranchisement of the 21st century. #EndStatelessness

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