Out of 3.3 crore applicants, over 19 lakh people were excluded from the final NRC published on Saturday.
"Exclusion from the NRC has no implication on the rights of an individual resident in Assam.
"For those who are not in the final list will not be detained and will continue to enjoy all the rights as before till they have exhausted all the remedies available under the law," MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.
"It does not make the excluded person 'Stateless'. It also does not make him or her a 'foreigner', within the legal meaning of the term. They will not be deprived of any rights or entitlements which they have enjoyed before," he added.
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