New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Sunday said that the government will not allow Assam to become another Kashmir and that is why we have brought NRC (National Register of Citizens) is brought. Addressing a public rally at Lakhimpur in Assam, he said, “We will not allow Assam to become another Kashmir. That is why we have brought NRC (National Register of Citizens). We will deport each and every infiltrator with the help of NRC. We are committed to that.”Also Read - Muslim Leaders, Organisations Condemn Udaipur Killing, Term It Brutal, un-Islamic
He also paid tributes to CRPF personnel killed in Pulwama terror attack. “I pay my tributes to Assam’s son Maneswar Basumatary, along with the other CRPF personnel. Their sacrifice won’t go in vain as it’s not the Congress government which is at the Centre, it is the BJP which is at the Centre,” he said. Also Read - Major Setback For Owaisi As 4 AIMIM MLAs In Bihar Join RJD
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Notably, 40 CRPF personnel were killed in one of the deadliest terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, when a Jaish-e-Mohammed suicide bomber rammed a vehicle carrying over 100 kg of explosives into their bus in Pulwama district.
Targeting on Congress party on NRC, Shah said that the Congress and AGP government were not able to anything about Clause 6 of Assam Accord, which was made to safeguard the interests of the Assamese culture.
“If Citizen Amendment Bill isn’t implemented, it will adversely impact the people of Assam,” he further added.
The N-E region is on the boil over the issue, more so after the bill was passed in the Lok Sabha. The controversial bill seeks to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955, to grant Indian nationality to people belonging to minority communities — Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians — from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan after six years of residence in India instead of 12, even if they don’t possess proper documents. This was an election promise of the BJP in 2014.
Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir administration decided to withdrew security of separatist leaders, including that of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Shabir Shah, Hashim Qureshi, Bilal Lone, and Abdul Ghani Bhat.
A shutdown was observed in parts of the Kashmir valley. Shopkeepers in Lal Chowk, Maisuma, Residency Road and other adjoining areas downed their shutters at 3 pm in response to a shutdown called by trade bodies of the Valley.
(With PTI inputs)