Amit Shah Says NRC Will be Carried Out Across India, Including in Assam Again, No one should be worried: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has hit back at Union Home Minister Amit Shah on the issue of National Register of Citizens (NRC). Mamta Banerjee said that we will not allow NRC to be implemented in Bengal. He said that no one can take away citizenship of any person living in Bengal. We do not distribute on the basis of Hindus and Muslims.
In fact, while making a statement in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, Amit Shah said that the process of NRC was taken up in Assam. When the NRC process will be done in the whole country, then the NRC process will be done again in Assam. People of any religion need not be afraid.
During the Question Hour in the Rajya Sabha, many questions were asked regarding NRC, which was answered by Home Minister Amit Shah. During the discussion, the Home Minister also clarified the difference between the National Citizen Register (NRC) and Citizenship Amendment Bill.
In response to Syed Nasir Hussain’s question related to the National Civil Register, Home Minister Amit Shah said that people have confusion about NRC and Citizenship Amendment Bill.
There is no provision inside NRC that people of other religions should not be taken on the register. People of all religions will be taken into it, who are citizens of India. There is no question of discriminating on the basis of religion. The NRC is a separate process and the Citizenship Ammendment Bill is a separate process.
The Home Minister further said that the NRC process was taken up in Assam under the Supreme Court. When the NRC process will be done in the whole country, then the NRC process will be done again in Assam. People of any religion need not be afraid. There is a system of integrating all the people within NRC. The gadget notification mentioned is applicable across the country.
In response to another question, the Home Minister said that NRC and Citizenship Ammendment Bill are different things. But the government believes that Hindu refugees who have come, Buddhists, Jains, Sikhs, Christians and Parsis are refugees of all religions who come from outside, they should get citizenship.
That is why Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian refugees of all religions who have come from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan due to religious persecution will be given citizenship under that bill by bringing Citizenship Amendment Bill. Citizenship Ammendment Bill will be brought back. It has no relation with NRC.
In response to another question related to NRC, Home Minister Amit Shah said that those whose names are not in NRC list can go to the tribunal. Tribunals will be made at tehsil level. The Assam government will provide financial assistance to those who do not have the money to file a petition.