India’s poor are also document-poor3 min read . Updated: 06 Jan 2020, 10:04 PM IST
Document-driven processes such as the proposed National Register of Citizens are likely to place the heaviest burden on Adivasis and Muslims
Among the many conceits of the proposed nationwide National Register of Citizens is this: that only “illegal immigrants" need fear not having the proper documentation. News reporting from Assam has exposed repeatedly that this is not necessarily the case, with women and the poor bearing the brunt of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) exercise in that state.
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