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India: Stop deleting Muslims!

To the UN Secretary General and the whole international community:

We urge you to issue an early warning about the publication of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam State in India -- which could* lead to mass violence, ethnic cleansing, and the transfer of minority Muslims to prison camps for life. As global citizens we ask that the UN and other concerned governments work with India and Bangladesh to ensure there is scrutiny over the NRC process, that it complies with human rights standards, and that no one is left stateless.  

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Posted: 12 July 2018
In a few days, India will delete as many as 7 million Muslims in Assam State from its master list of “citizens” because they speak the wrong language and worship the wrong God. 
Husbands, wives, and children could be torn apart and left to rot in prison camps.

This is how genocides begin
- how the nightmare of the Rohingya began. But it’s all unfolding quietly -- if we raise a massive alarm calling for the UN Secretary-General and key governments to intervene - we can stop this horror before it starts.


Massive Statelessness on the Horizon in Assam State, India (Avaaz)

NHRC Report Assam Detention Centres (NHRC)

Genocide Watch Issues Genocide Watch for Assam State, India (Geonocide Watch)

UN Mandates of the Special Rapporteurs about the National Register of Citizens (NRC) (UN)

India strips four million people of citizenship in Assam as Modi's BJP 'targets' Muslim minority (The Telegraph)

Stateless in Assam (The Indian Express)

Assam CM: No fundamental rights for those failing NRC tests (Times of India)

The dark side of humanity and legality: A glimpse inside Assam's detention centres for 'foreigners'(

With final NRC draft to be released in 20 days, Assam witnessing rise in suicides (NewsClick)

Assam seeks 150 companies of central forces ahead of next NRC publication (The Economic Times)

*This was updated on July 18th from "will" to "could". In a poll, 97.32% of signers asked to keep their names on the amended petition and the signers list has been updated accordingly.

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