Indian citizens living in country for decades, Nepali citizens staying under a 1950 treaty. How are the two groups distinct? Why has govt clarified that Gorkhas cannot be referred to Assam Foreigners Tribunals?
Names of over 1 lakh of nearly 2.5 million Gorkha people residing in Assam had not found their names in the updated draft list of National Register of Citizens (NRC) published on June 30.
Recently, Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said that the state will implement NRC if the exercise is successfully implemented in Assam.
A top Bangladeshi official on Friday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has personally assured premier Sheikh Hasina that people excluded from the NRC would not be deported to the country.
Introduced in Lok Sabha in July 2016, the Bill is currently with a Joint Parliamentary Committee. It is likely to be taken up during the Winter Session of Parliament.
He said the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance government is on the job and the state has various ways to check illegal immigration ensuring that indigenous people are protected.
The BJP chief’s reference to illegal migrants as termites is deplorable, it coarsens discourse, deepens divides.
Shah’s remarks come two days after the Supreme Court ordered that the process of receiving claims and objections from people whose names were not included in the final draft NRC for Assam will start from September 25.
The process will “remain open, tentatively, for a period of 60 days effective from 25th September”, a bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and R F Nariman said.
The woman, Sofiya Khatun, in her 50s, has been lodged at Kokrajhar detention camp since 2016.
Accusing the Congress of caring only for its votebank, Amit Shah said: “They speak of human rights… Isn’t there a concern about the security of the country? Hundreds of terrorists infiltrate into the country and plan bomb blasts. Many such incidents happened in your regime.”
Insensitively implemented in Assam, extension of NRC to other states would only magnify a disturbing situation.
Hajela had suggested to the apex court that only 10 of 15 “list A” documents be “introduced afresh” by a claimant — more than 40 lakh people excluded in the NRC final draft published on July 30 — for inclusion into the register.
Assam CM Sonowal said that foreign infiltrators create threat while staying in our country and try to encroach our rights.
In the statement, Shah said that the exercise to identify Rohingya infiltrators has been started in various cities and appropriate steps would be taken for their exile.