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‘India can’t be world’s refugee capital’: Centre pleas SC to extend Assam citizen list deadline

The Centre on Friday asked the Supreme Court to extend the July 31 deadline for the Assam list and said that it needed to tweak the process for inclusion of names in the list.

Tushar Mehta told court that “there is a growing perception that lakhs of illegal migrants have been included in the NRC list in alleged collusion with local NRC officials in the state of Assam. Illegal immigrants have to be dealt severely. India cannot be the refugee capital of the world.”

The court has fixed National Register of Citizens (NRC) matter for further hearing on July 23.

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