The Centre today told the Supreme Court that it is contemplating taking biometrics details of over 40 lakh people, whose names did not figure in the final NRC draft in Assam, to avoid their influx to other states on false identity.
Addressing the media, the BJP chief said, "It is odd that everyone is talking about human rights of the illegal immigrant but no is talking about the human rights violation of the citizens of Assam". "No genuine Indian citizens need to worry as there will be ample opportunities given to them to enlist their names in the final NRC", he told a news conference in Assam's biggest city, Guwahati. The definitive list is to be finalised in December.
The draft list incorporated the names of almost 2.89 crore individuals out of the 3.29 crore applicants, leaving out more than 40 lakh applicants from the final draft. People will be given time to file for corrections, Indian officials said. The NRC allows those deemed "D" or "doubtful" voters to apply for inclusion but does not include their names unless the Foreigners Tribunals - statutory authorities set up to detect "illegal immigrants" in Assam - declare them as non-foreigners.
Elsewhere in the country's northern heartland, lynchings of Muslim cattle traders have risen under Modi in the country where many Hindus consider cows sacred, further deepening social divides.
"Assam has long sought to preserve its ethnic identity, but rendering millions of people stateless is not the answer", said Meenakshi Ganguly, South Asia director of New York-based Human Rights Watch.
Rights groups have criticised the government move, saying deletion from citizenship lists was similar to Myanmar's removal of rights and protections for its Rohingya community in 1982. "Now they are speaking against it", Ghosh said.
The issue rocked both house of Parliament after which Home Minister Rajnath Singh appealed to the opposition not to politicise the "sensitive" matter as the list has been published on the directives of the Supreme Court and the Centre has "no role" in it. The people from various states go and live in other states of the country either for work, business or marriage. Millions of people can not be thrown out of citizenship at a stroke.
Accusing the Centre of trying to forcibly evict 40 lakh people, she said, "It is a matter of grave concern".
On Monday, the NRC released the second and final draft which had 2.89 crore names in total.
The home minister, he said, has agreed to do so once he finishes replying to questions in the Lok Sabha. The issue has become a political flashpoint between Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and opposition parties.
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal held a high-level meeting recently on the NRC draft release and directed officers to remain alert and to help and explain the process of claims and objections to people whose names would not appear in the draft.
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