The National Register of Citizens (NRC) will be implemented across India, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, asserting that no person from any religion should be worried of it.
“The NRC process will be carried out across India. No one irrespective of their religion should be afraid of it. It is just a process to get everyone under the citizen’s list,” Shah said
While answering the questions asked about NRC during the Question Hour in Rajya Sabha, the Home Minister clarified the difference between the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and Citizenship Amendment Bill. Shah said – “NRC is a different process and the Citizenship Amendment Bill is a different process. The NRC process will be implemented across the country. Whatever be the case, irrespective of religion, bringing everyone under NRC is a process. “
Shah said, in Assam, the process of NRC was carried out as per an order of the Supreme Court and when the NRC will be implemented across the country, Assam will also be included.
Meanwhile, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has retaliated after Home Minister Shah’s statement in Rajya Sabha. Banerjee said clearly on the issue of National Register of Citizens (NRC) that we will not allow NRC to be implemented in Bengal.