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NRC row: ‘Don't Assamese have human rights', asks Amit Shah

By Vikas

New Delhi, July 31: Amid raging debate over the release of the first National Register of Citizens (NRC) list in Assam, BJP president Amit Shah on Tuesday said the issue should not politicised and asked both the Congress and the TMC to clear their stand on Bangladeshi infiltrators.

BJP president Amit Shah

Nearly 40 lakh people were declared 'outsiders' in the NRC draft released on Monday. Mamata Banerjee had earlier accused the BJP-led central government of resorting to "vote-bank politics".

"People talk about human rights. But don't Assamese have human rights? When their jobs and opportunities are stolen by illegal immigrants don't they have human rights. This is not vote bank politics, this is a top priority issue and all party should clear its stand on this issue," said Shah.

Shah, address a presser, said no Indian citizen would be excluded from the NRC list. This is not the final list, this just a draft, he added.

Shah trained gun at Congress and the Trinamool Congress and asked how can the nation's security be ensured by 'encouraging infiltrators'.

"By encouraging infiltrators, how can we ensure security at the borders and internal security of the nation? I firmly believe NRC Assam is for the security of the country. We will fully implement SC's judgement on it..Congress, TMC and other parties who are speaking against NRC Assam should clear their stand on Bangladeshi infiltrators," he said.


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