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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday said reports in Indian and international media about Narendra Modi government’s ethnic cleansing of Muslims should send alarm bells ringing across the world.

The illegal annexation of Kashmir was part of a wider policy to target Muslims, the prime minister in a tweet said.

The prime minister tagged a story of NDTV with his tweet about the Modi government's move putting nationality of about four million people in Assam region at stake.

According to the report after publication of National Register of Citizens (NRC) list, the nationality of around 4.1 million people in Assam, including Muslims, were at stake.

The move, the NDTV said, came just weeks after New Delhi struck down the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir's decades-old autonomy.

The NRC was termed mere a witch hunt against Assam's ethnic minorities, including Muslims, as tens of thousands of paramilitary personnel and police had been posted across the north-eastern state bordering Bangladesh.

Prime Minister Imran Khan also tagged another article appearing in the United Kingdom daily 'The Times' under headline “No papers, no rights: how Modi plans to oust millions of ‘foreigners’ who have lived in India all their lives.”

The international media was alarmed at the Indian government’s push for a list, which was set to strip about two million minorities people in the north-eastern state of Assam of their citizenship, especially those who had migrated from Bangladesh. Thousands of such people had been detained in the temporary camps, housed in the state's prisons.

Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2019