"The form described that Dulal was a 'declared foreigner' and left the information regarding his residence empty. I said that they should fill the information regarding his address first... Ideally, they should send the body of an 'illegal Bangladeshi' to Bangladesh. Why are they coming to us?”
Union Home Minister Amit Shah has reiterated that the government would first amend the existing citizenship norms – by passing the Citizenship Amendment Bill – before it implements a nationwide National Register of Citizens (NRC).
The move comes amid the exclusion of 19 lakh people in the final NRC published last month and these people will get a chance to appeal against their exclusions at the FTs — Assam has 100 such tribunals.
Over 19 lakh people have been excluded in the final National Register of Citizens published last month and these people will get a chance to appeal against their exclusions at the state’s Foreigners Tribunals.