New Delhi, Aug 16: Assam chapter of Jamat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) will be imparting training to 250 volunteers to assist people who had been left out of the National Register of Citizens (NRC). According to the report, Jamat-e-Islami Hind zonal president Noorul Islam said, “In the first phase we intend to help at least one lakh people getting their documents straight for reapplication.”Also Read - Delhi Riots: Probe Standard 'Very Poor' in Large Number of Cases, Says Court
He also said that they had received over 300 applications for the work and will pay Rs 7,000 to each of the volunteers. The services will begin on August 20. Also Read - 'This is Why it Was Necessary to Enact CAA', Says Union Minister Hardeeep Singh Puri Citing Afghanistan Crisis
The controversy started after 40 lakh people were left out in the final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam. The final draft was released by the government on July 30. The Supreme Court had told the Centre that no authority will take any coercive action against the 40 lakh people who have been excluded from the list of valid citizens in the final draft of the NRC of the state. (ALSO READ: NRC Row: Amit Shah Hits Out at Mamata Banerjee, Asks Why is She Shielding Bangladeshi Infiltrators) Also Read - Will Never Let NPR, NRC Be Implemented in West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in an interview to news agency ANI, had assured that “no citizen of India will have to leave the country. As per the due process, all possible opportunities will be given to get their concerns addressed.” He had also attacked Mamata Banerjee for alleging discrimination against the Biharis and Bengalis and warning of “civil war” following the publication of NRC.
Following the publication of the NRC Assam final draft, the Trinamool Congress alleged discrimination against the Biharis and Bengalis and moved an adjournment motion in the Lok Sabha. Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said that the NRC draft a “big mistake” PM Modi is making. “You are dividing people. Home Minister Rajnath Singh should make an amendment,” he said.