Assam register: Four million risk losing India citizens

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Aliya Nazki in BBC Urdu “Sairbeen” covered these topics:
• India has published a list which effectively strips about four million people in the north-eastern state of Assam of their citizenship.
• The National Register of Citizens (NRC) is a list of people who can prove they came to the state by 24 March 1971, a day before neighbouring Bangladesh declared independence.
India says the process is needed to identify illegal Bangladeshi migrants.
• Authorities on Monday were hoping that a slight break in the heat this week could help them gain control of a number of wildfires that have so far scorched more than 200,000 acres and killed eight across California.