NRC to be introduced across country: Shah

Ranchi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday asserted that the NRC will be introduced throughout India and all illegal immigrants will be thrown out of the country through legal means.
He also said that people of the country have given its stamp of approval for the nationwide-implementation of the National Register of Citizens through the verdict of the 2019 elections. “We had promised to the people of the country in our election manifesto that not only in Assam but we will bring NRC all over the country and make a register of the country’s people, and for others (illegal immigrants) action would be taken as per law,” he said at an event of Hindi daily Hindustan here.
The Home minister said that the full abbreviation of the NRC is National Register of Citizens, not the National Register of Assam.
“So this should be implemented throughout the country and I believe that there should be a list of people of the country.
“I believe that the people in 2019 have given their views on this because I myself had raised this issue in every rally without fail that we are going to introduce the NRC and those out of the list would be sent out of the country as per law,” he said.
Shah also said that those left out of the NRC in Assam have been given a chance to present their case before foreigners’ tribunals and the Assam government has also made arrangements for providing lawyers to those who cannot afford to pay the fee.
“But I firmly believe that there is not a single country where anyone can just go and settle. I am asking you, can you go and settle in America? No, you cannot settle. Then how can someone else settle in India? It is very simple to understand,” he said.
‘Never asked for
imposing Hindi’
Seeking to put to rest the controversy over his remarks on Hindi, Shah said he has never asked for imposition of Hindi anywhere in the country but advocated its use as the second language.
Shah said he has been repeatedly pitching for strengthening regional languages. “I too come from a non-Hindi speaking state. One has to listen to my speech carefully. If someone wants to do politics, it is their choice,” he said. (PTI)
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