NRC exercise to be held once again in Assam with all over India
Months after completion of the mammoth National Register of Citizens (NRC) exercise, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that the drive will be conducted once again in Assam along with rest of the country.
Replying to a volley of questions on the NRC and Citizenship (Amendment) Bill during a Question Hour debate in Rajya Sabha today, the Home Minister said the NRC exercise will be held all over the country and it will be held in Assam yet again.
“We had taken up NRC at the initiative of the Supreme Court under a different Act. The exercise will now be held countrywide. The NRC exercise will be conducted in Assam. He reiterated that people belonging to any religious group need not harbour any apprehension. There is provision in the NRC to include people and according to gazette notification the NRC is applicable all over the country,” Shah said.
Replying to a question on non-inclusion of names in the NRC and the possibility of the Centre waiving off the six-year period provision to grant citizenship, Shah clarified that the question is related to the CAB and not NRC, because such kind of provision cannot be part of the NRC.( Sources : Assamtribune, November 20, 2019 )