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Assam NRC: BJP-RSS Spreading Misleading Statements, Says Mamata

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Mamata Banerjee Accuses BJP-RSS of Making Misleading Statements

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee accused the BJP-RSS of making misleading statements against the Supreme Court and alleged that the core values of the country were being destroyed, on 5 August.

She also alleged that every single action of the BJP-RSS was one of “deliberate destructiveness and political vendetta”.

“It is unfortunate that the BJP-RSS are making and spreading misleading statements against the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court never asked to delete names of #Indian citizens from the #NRC (sic),” she wrote on Twitter.

The Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief also claimed that the names of soldiers, the family members of a former president, elected representatives, prominent members of the civil society, the poor and deprived were missing from the final draft of the NRC.

BJP, TMC, AIUDF Doing Politics on NRC: Maulana Syed Dehlavi

Anjuman Minhaj-E Rasool, an Islamic organisation working for peace and communal harmony, charged the BJP, Trinamool Congress and AIUDF of doing politics over the NRC issue on Sunday.

BJP and AIUDF are trying to do politics over the NRC issue. Mamata Banerjee and her party has own agenda. We do not support that and condemn them. Assamese people have rejected them by remaining peaceful in this time.
Maulana Syed Athar Dehlavi, Anjuman Minhaj-E Rasool president said

Evil Design in Mamata’s Remarks, Sending Tmc Team to Assam: Sonowal

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal hit out at his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee on Saturday, saying there was an “evil design” in her remarks and sending a TMC team to the north-eastern state to destabilise the NRC process.

Sonowal thanked the people of Barak Valley for the “exemplary composure” they exhibited, without falling prey to the “divisive design of the external forces”, an official release issued by the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) said.

He also condemned the alleged move of the external forces to vitiate the peaceful environment in Assam in the name of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), the release added.

Assam CM Slams Mamata Banerjee

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal hit out at his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee on Saturday, saying there was an “evil design” in her remarks and sending a TMC team to the north-eastern state to destabilise the NRC process.

He thanked the people of Barak Valley for the “exemplary composure” they exhibited, without falling prey to the “divisive design of the external forces”, an official release issued by the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) said.

Delhi Intimated Dhaka About NRC in July, Said No Deportation Talks

Home Minister Rajnath Singh, during his visit to Dhaka on 13 July, had briefed Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on the “broad counters” of the NRC and the process adopted by the Centre, reported The Indian Express, citing anonymous sources. According to the sources, Singh had told Bangladesh that the process was “purely draft” and that nobody was talking about deportation.

Cannot Have Ex-Servicemen Out of the List: Ghulam Nabi Azad

Former Union Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said that we “cannot leave our borders”, but highlighted that ex-servicemen had not been included in the final draft.

The government should have a database. We cannot leave open borders but ex-defence servicemen have not been included in the final draft. It is a dichotomy what Singh says over the “fair and objective process”. The home minister should admit that there are flaws in the process.
Ghulam Nabi Azad, Congress Leader

No Coercive Action Against Anyone, Repeats Rajnath Singh

Home Minister Rajnath Singh repeated that there will no coercive action against anyone in any situation, in connection with the Assam NRC row.

“I am saying this again, that no coercive action will be taken against anyone in any situation. Attempts to create an atmosphere of fear are condemnable,” Rajnath Singh said in Rajya Sabha on 3 August.

He added that everyone will get a chance to apply for citizenship and that everyone will get a chance to apply for final list. He said that the NRC procedure commenced in 1985 through the Assam accord when the late Rajiv Gandhi ji was the prime minister.

“The decision to update was taken by Manmohan Singh ji in 2005,” Singh said.

Also Read: Don’t Panic, Nobody Will Be Harassed: Rajnath Singh on Assam NRC

Only Claims & Objections to be Addressed Now: Registrar General of India

Responding to a question regarding the current status of those whose names have not been included in the final draft, the Registrar General of India said: “At this moment there will be no other action. Only claims and objections will be addressed, until the final list is drawn up…Till the final list is published later this year status quo remains. They will not be looked at Indian citizens nor as foreigners- they will merely be looked at as ‘applicants’.”

He also stated: “Based on this draft there is no question of any reference to Foreigners Tribunal or any person being taken to the detention centre.”

Also Read: Assam NRC Draft: What to Do If Your Name Isn’t on the List

KEY EVENT

2,89,83,677 Applicants Found Eligible

Out of 3,29,91,385 applicants 2,89,83,677 have been found eligible for inclusion in complete draft of NRC, released on 31 July. A total of 40,07,708 people did not make the list.

“This is just a draft, and not the final list. The people who are not included can make claims and objections,” the State Coordinator said.

Also Read: Fears Of ‘Witch Hunt And Chaos’ As 40 Lakh Left Out of Assam NRC

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Updated: August 5, 2018 — 11:39 pm

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