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India is in very close touch with Bangladesh on NRC issue: MEA

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today said it was in touch with on the issue of the draft citizens' list rolled out in with an aim to detect illegal immigrants in the state.

said has repeatedly assured the government that the National Register of Citizens (NRC) is a draft list prepared under the orders of the and the process to identify the citizens is still underway.

"We have been in very close touch with the government of both prior to and following the issuance of draft NRC," Kumar told reporters.

He said the has taken the view that the ongoing process is an internal matter of

"We do not apprehend any impact on bilateral ties with Bangladesh which remains excellent," Kumar said.

The draft NRC, released last week, excluded over 40 lakh people in The NRC is an outcome of nearly a six-year-long agitation All Students Union, demanding deportation of illegal Bangladeshi migrants from the state.

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First Published: Thu, August 09 2018. 20:25 IST