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NRC Assam: UN refugee chief urges India to avoid statelessness
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NRC Assam: UN refugee chief urges India to avoid statelessness

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The top U.N. refugee official has urged India to ensure that no one is left stateless by the exclusion of over 19 lakh people from a citizenship list in Assam.

Filippo Grandi, the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, voiced his concern in a statement issued on Sunday in Geneva. He said that “any process that could leave large numbers of people without a nationality would be an enormous blow to global efforts to eradicate statelessness.”

About 31.1 million people were included on the list, according to a statement on Saturday from Assam’s government, leaving out 1.9 million.