No discrimination in NRC process: Union Home Minister

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Today, Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh assured that there would be no discrimination or unnecessary harassment in the entire updation process of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and Mentioned it was being carried out in a fair and transparent manner..

Previously he argued that if anyone was not satisfied with the first draft of the NRC, that person would get an opportunity to file claims and objections as per provisions in the law and later also approach the Foreigner’s Tribunal.

There is no question of any coercive action against anyone. The NRC process is being carried out with complete fairness and transparency: Rajnath Singh.

Moreover, replying to a Discussion over the same issue in the Rajya Sabha today which saw disruptions and adjournments of the proceedings in the last few days, the Union Home Minister has mentioned that the Union was committed to complete the procedure in a time bound manner.

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“I am reiterating that it is not the final NRC. It is just a draft NRC. Adequate opportunity will be provided to everyone for the claims and objections. Despite it, if anybody’s name remains out of the list, he can approach the Foreigners Tribunal,” Union Home Minister.

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Rajnath Singh, assured that there would be no coercive action against anybody and the NRC updation exercise was being carried out in a totally fair, transparent, non discriminatory and legal manner.

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He said that the draft NRC has been published in accordance with the provisions of the Assam Accord of 1985 when Rajiv Gandhi was the Prime Minister. The decision to update it was taken by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in 2005.

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The Union Home Minister also hit out at some political parties, saying they are trying to create an atmosphere of fear among the people. “It is unfortunate that some persons with vested interest are running a propaganda on social media so that the issue can be internationalised and communal harmony be affected,” he argued.

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