New Delhi: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Thursday urged the people to inform the government of any suspect who is not a citizen of India and promised that the authorities will throw them out. Speaking at a press conference, Rawat said that all the infiltrators, “Bangadeshi or Rohingya”, will be thrown outside the Indian borders.
“Kisi guspaetiye ko,chaye Bangladeshi ho ya Rohingya ho, ek-ek ko chhant-chhant kar seema se bahar kiya jayega. Main U’khand ki janta se kehna chahunga,kahin par apko aise sandigd vyakti lagte hain toh aap sarkar ko soochit karein.Hum ek-ek ko bahar kaderenge,” he said, news agency ANI reported.
After the NRC Assam final draft was published, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah had said that those whose names are not in the draft are “intruders” and asked the political parties opposing it to clear their stand. “Those, whose names are not in the list are intruders…”Those, who could not prove their citizenship, their names have been removed from the list,” he had said.
The Uttarakhand Chief Minister’s remarks have come a few days after Assam CM’s Sarbananda Sonowal strongly pitched for a strong immigration policy in the country and rolling out of National Register of Citizens (NRC) updating process in all states for tackling the menace of rampant illegal migration.
Pitching for NRC in Assam, Sonowal said that said that NRC is a tool for making the distinction between a bona fide Indian citizen and a foreigner, said Sonowal. The Assam CM was speaking at the seminar on the topic “NRC: Defending the Borders, Securing the Culture” in New Delhi.
Speaking of how the population of Assam increased between 1901 and 1971, he said, “During 1901 and 1971, Assam’s population increased from 32.90 lakh to 146 lakh, which is 343.77 per cent increase when the population of India had increased by only about 150 per cent. This is clearly the result of illegal migration.”
Asserting that the issue of illegal immigration can be solved if the borders are completely sealed, he said that the NRC process in Assam can be a model across the country for tackling the issue. “It is also imperative to update the NRC in the rest of the country to ensure that immigrants in the state do not find shelter in any other part of India. Otherwise, the ongoing exercise in Assam will be futile,” he said.