GUWAHATI: Less than a fortnight before the publication of the final updated National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan on Sunday sought to draw the attention of the international community towards the mega exercise alleging that 40 lakh Muslims could lose their citizenship.

"Already 4m Indian Muslims face detention camps & cancellation of citizenship. World must take note as this genie is out of the bottle & the doctrine of hate & genocide, with RSS goons on the rampage, will spread unless the international community acts now to stop it," Imran tweeted, referring to the exercise of updating NRC. 

The exercise to update NRC has been undertaken to identify citizens of the country living in Assam. More than 40 lakh people from various communities had not found a place in the draft NRC released in July last year. 

Recently, another one lakh, who had been included in the draft NRC, were dropped after "reverification" of their documents. In both cases, those excluded were given a chance to file claims for inclusion in NRC again.