The Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day with TMC-led opposition parties creating an uproar over publication of Assam’s National Register of Citizens.
Out of 3.29 crore applicants, 2.89 crore have been found eligible for inclusion in the complete draft of NRC, that was
released in Guwahati this morning. This meant that the names of 40.07 lakh have been left out.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh assured justice to the 40 lakh people eliminated from Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC) and underlined that the entire procedure is being undertaken in compliance to the orders of the Supreme Court. He also said that unnecessary controversy is being created out of the issue and ensured that justice shall ultimately prevail. Singh stated that it is baseless to say that the government is being ‘brutal’ in its approach to NRC.
Meanwhile, a joint parliamentary committee which is looking into the proposal to amend the six-decade-old Citizenship Act has decided not to submit its report during the ongoing monsoon session.
In Lok Sabha, the Homeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Bill was passed and discussion is being held on The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2018.