India: Nationality

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 7th October 2019.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of India about those people in Assam liable to become stateless as a result of the recent update to the National Register of Citizens; and whether they plan to recommend that it is a matter in which the Commonwealth could mediate.

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We regularly engage with Indian Union and State Government Ministers and officials on a range of human rights matters and raise issues where appropriate. On 27 September, officials from the British High Commission in New Delhi raised the National Register of Citizens in Assam, including the future status of those excluded from the register, with the Assam State Minister for Health and Finance. We await further details of what next steps the Government of India will take.

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