Ruckus in RS over Draft NRC, Rajnath urges opposition not to politicise it

July 30, 2018

New Delhi: The first complete draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, released on Monday, rocked the Parliament with the Rajya Sabha witnessing pandemonium over the issue leading to several adjournments while in Lok Sabha, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that there was no need to panic as it was not the final list.

Rajnath Singh, who could not speak in Rajya Sabha due to ruckus created by Trinamool Congress members, said in Lok Sabha, after the opposition parties including Trinamool and Congress raised their concerns over the NRC in which 40 lakh residents of the state were left out, that the opposition should not politicise it.

He assured that people whose names are not included in the final draft will get the opportunity to prove their citizenship.

“Whatever work is going on in the NRC, is happening under the supervision of the Supreme Court. To say that the government has done it, and it is inhuman and brutal…such allegations are baseless.

“It is not the right thing to say,” Rajnath Singh told the Lok Sabha during Zero Hour.

In a statement released later, Rajnath Singh said he wanted to “emphatically say that this is only a draft and not the final NRC”.

The final draft comprising the names of 2, 89, 83,677 people of Assam was published online by the Registrar General of India.

The Home Minister also said that there is “no question of any coercive action against anyone”, while stressing the NRC process is “being carried out with complete fairness and transparency”.

Urging not to create panic, he also said that if anyone was not satisfied with the NRC’s final draft, that person would get an opportunity to file claims and objections as per provisions in the law and also approach the Foreigners’ Tribunal.

Only after the disposal of claims and objections, will the final NRC be published, he said.

“Some people are unnecessarily trying to create an atmosphere of fear. I want to assure all that there is no need for any apprehension or fear. Some misinformation is also being spread…,” he added.

The first list of the NRC process was released in December 31 last year, in which around 1.9 crore people out of the total applications of 3.29 crore people were included.

The minister appealed to the opposition to extend support on this “very sensitive issue”.

“Don’t level baseless allegations. Such sensitive issues should not be unnecessarily politicised,” he added.

Raising the issue, Trinamool’s Sudip Bandyopadhyay dubbed the NRC as inhuman and asked where will these 40 lakh people, whose names have not figured in the final draft, go.

Supporting him, leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge said: “I would demand a separate discussion on the issue and an amendment should be brought on this. This is an issue related to citizenship of 40 lakh people, whose names have been deliberately purposely.”

“They are trying to create a division in the society by doing this,” he added.

The Rajya Sabha on Monday witnessed three adjournments before adjourning for the day amid pandemonium.

Soon after the House met in the post lunch sitting, the opposition members again raised the issue of NRC. Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu adjourned the House for 10 minutes to meet at 2.11 p.m.

But, as soon as the House was reconvened, the opposition MPs were again on their feet. Naidu then adjourned the House for the day.

The Upper House earlier saw two adjournments in the morning over the issue.

Trinamool’s Derek O’Brien wanted to raise the issue but could not speak as the ruckus continued. The Congress and other opposition members also supported them.

Naidu asked the agitating members to go back to their seats as he was ready for discussion on the issue, but the Trinamool members did not relent even as Rajnath Singh was present.

Amid the din, O’Brian and other Trinamool members were heard saying that the NRC is “inhuman” and sought a response from Prime Minister on the issue.

Some of them said that their party has given notice for adjournment motion over the issue but Naidu said that he has not received any notice. (IANS)

US journalist deported for misrepresenting facts: Centre tells Delhi HC

Angad Singh had made documentary on Shaheen Bagh protest against controversial citizenship regime ‘Vice’ journalist Angad Singh blacklisted, his documentary showed India in a negative manner He submitted he holds...

Tripura’s TIPRA to contest Feb 16 polls alone, makes all parties anxious

Agartala:  With the BJP-led Central government rejecting its separate "Greater Tipraland" state demand, the influential Tipraha Indigenous Progressive Regional Alliance (TIPRA) announced to contest the February 16 Tripura Assembly elections...

DU campus on boil over BBC documentary: Section 144 imposed, 24 detained

The Delhi University’s authorities have swung into action after a group of students planned the screening of the BBC documentary that questioned the role of Narendra Modi during the 2002...

Hidenburg report: Cong demands probe by SEBI

New Delhi : Congress on Friday demanded an investigation by Sebi on the Hidenburg report on Adani group. Party General Secretary Jairam Ramesh said, "The allegations require serious investigation by...

Veteran actress Jamuna, co-star of NTR and Nageswara Rao, passes away

Hyderabad : Veteran actress Jamuna passed away here on Friday after a brief illness. She was 86. She breathed her last at her residence, family sources said. Jamuna, who acted...

Lucknow house collapse: Rescue operations end, 3rd body retrieved

Lucknow: The rescue operations in the house collapse incident here have finally ended with the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams retrieving a...

PM thanks Egyptian president for gracing Republic Day function

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday thanked Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi for gracing this year's Republic Day parade function. Sisi had been invited by Modi as chief...

JD-U chief to give a miss to Bharat Jodo Yatra

Janata Dal (United) president Rajiv Ranjan, alias Lalan Singh is likely to miss culmination of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra which is going to end in a week....

Last assault on terror and its ecosystem going on in J&K: LG Manoj Sinha

Jammu/Srinagar: Official parades and other celebrations connected with the country's 74th Republic Day passed off peacefully throughout J&K on Thursday without any untoward incident being reported from anywhere so far....

R-Day: Marching contingents display India’s military might

New Delhi: The Republic Day parade began from Kartavya Path in New Delhi after a 21-gun salute was performed. President Droupadi Murmu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and this year's chief...

Security tightened across Delhi on R-Day

New Delhi: As the nation is celebrating the 74th Republic Day on Thursday, security has been tightened across Delhi-NCR to avoid any untoward incidents. The Delhi Police have deployed extra...

Padma awards for 2 Indian mathematicians from US, Canada

New Delhi : Two India-born mathematicians in the US and Canada are among the 106 recipients of the prestigious Padma Awards, one of the highest civilian honours of the country,...

Read Previous

DAC approves Rs 800 cr for fast patrol vehicles for India Coast Guard

Read Next

Politics– Draft NRC created massive insecurity in Assam: Rahul

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

WP2Social Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com