Saddened by the order of Assam Police on prohibiting public speech of Pravin Togadia, founding president of AHP (Antar Rashtriya Hindu Parishad), the hindutva outfit, today made a number of demands on his behalf regarding the draft publication of National Register of Citizenship. Questioning the SC monitored draft, the group pointed out various loopholes in the final draft asking the central and the State government to act on them soon.
Blaming the Home Minister Rajnath Singh and MoS (Home) Kiren Rijiju, Bhaskar Kalita, working president said, ‘Earlier, the home ministry agreed to the fact that there are large numbers of illegal immigrants in Assam. But the government shall not deport any of those, even after the original NRC, which will be published on 31st December 2018.’
‘We have got information coming from places like Baksa, Goalpara, Dhubri, etc. where suspected immigrants have successfully found their names in the draft and that names of indigenous people are not included.’ The group mentioned that the interest and rights of the indigenous people should be protected fully by the final NRC. They also criticized the CM of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee for interfering into the issue of NRC and said that the report published by Awaaz regarding NRC is a conspiracy to retain illegal migrants.
Reports have been published that the names of one of the nephews of the former President Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed along with some of his family members are not listed in the final draft of NRC.