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India court extends deadline for illegal immigrant search in Assam

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A man and his wife in Bamunigaon village in Assam. The 58-year-old fled Bangladesh as an infant and has lived nearly his whole life in India, which has declared him a foreigner.
A man and his wife in Bamunigaon village in Assam. The 58-year-old fled Bangladesh as an infant and has lived nearly his whole life in India, which has declared him a foreigner. A. Sharma/AFP

India’s highest court has extended by one month a deadline for the government to hunt down illegal immigrants in the state of Assam, bordering Bangladesh.The order came as a reprieve for millions of people, mostly Muslims, who risk losing their citizenship.Click the 'play' button above to listen, or subscribe to our podcast by searching 'RFI international report'.

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