New Delhi: Amit Shah on Wednesday made his intention clear about imposing National Register of Citizens (NRC) across the country to send out the illegal migrants residing India. He reminded that the name itself is National Register of Citizens and not National Register of Assam.
Amit Shah explained the logic behind NRC by saying, “You go to settle down in England, the Netherlands, America, nobody will allow you to enter. Then how can anyone just come to India and settle down here? Can anyone come and stay here? Countries do not function like this. A register of Indian citizens is the need of the hour. In our election manifesto, we had promised that not only in Assam, we would bring NRC in the entire country, make a register of Indian citizens. For others, action will be taken as per the law.”
Amit Shah said that the BJP election manifesto promised that NRC will be implemented across the country. Now that the people have elected the BJP in 2019 Lok Sabha election the party is bound to extend the NRC across the country.
The Home Minister said that in Assam, the people who are presently excluded will have time to press their case before the Tribunal and the government has made arrangements to appoint lawyers for those who couldn’t afford legal fees to fight their cases.
Currently, 19 lakh people in Assam are excluded from the NRC. The government has given ample time for the excluded people to prove their citizenship of the country.
After NRC was implemented in Assam, some other state leaders have also demanded NRC be implemented in their respective states to identify illegal migrants who are using the resources of the country.