Speaking in the Rajyasabha Today in the ongoing winter session Home Minister Amit Shah said a National Register of Citizen (NRC) on the lines of Assam would be implemented in the whole country.
NRC will cover everybody across India, irrespective of religion; different from Citizenship Amendment Bill: Amit Shah
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The home minister further said that no one from any religion should be worried about this. He said that the NRC is just a process to get everyone under the citizen’s list. “NRC will be carried out across the country, will be done in Assam again at the time, no one from any religion should be worried,” said the minister addressing the Council of States.
National Registry of Citizens (NRC) is the need of the hour as illegal migrants are not only posing a security threat but also causing population explosion.— BJP Karnataka (@BJP4Karnataka) November 20, 2019
Thanks to the firm resolve by Home Minister @AmitShah, the NRC will now be implemented across India.
The recently concluded NRC in Assam left out around 19 lakh citizens of the state. Many incidents were seen where certain members of one family had their names in the list while many others were not included.
Those who were left out of the NRC in Assam would be given a chance to approach Foreigners’ Tribunals and subsequently approach the courts to get the remedy and would not be declared illegal immediately. Financial aid would also be extended to such people added the minister.
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Earlier during a rally in Kolkata Shah said that NRC was a matter of national security and “no country can run smoothly under the weight of so many intruders. He further said that he assures that Hindu, Sikh, Jain, Buddhist and Christian refugees, would not be forced to leave India by the government while accusing West Bengal CM Mamta Banerjee of spreading lies about Hindus.