Like As­sam, im­ple­ment NRC in Delhi too: Ti­wari SIG­NA­TURE BRIDGE ROW:

‘ Lakhs of Bangladeshi im­mi­grants il­le­gally re­sid­ing in Okhla’

The Asian Age - - Delhi Special - SHASHI BHUSHAN

Al­leg­ing that lakhs of Bangladeshi im­mi­grants were il­le­gally re­sid­ing in Okhla and his par­lia­men­tary con­stituency of North­east Delhi, Lok Sabha mem­ber and Delhi BJP pres­i­dent Manoj Ti­wari has de­manded im­ple­men­ta­tion of the na­tional reg­is­ter of cit­i­zens ( NRC) in the na­tional cap­i­tal.

In this re­gard, Mr Ti­wari has re­quested Union home min­is­ter Ra­j­nath Singh for iden­ti­fi­ca­tion and de­por­ta­tion of each and ev­ery il­le­gal Bangladeshi im­mi­grant from the city by im­ple­ment­ing NRC.

Mr Ti­wari told this news­pa­per that he asked the Union home min­is­ter to start im­ple­men­ta­tion of NRC from the Okhla Assem­bly con­stituency, which al­legedly has the max­i­mum pop­u­la­tion of Bangladeshis.

“I have re­quested Union home min­is­ter the for im­ple­ment­ing NRC in the city. I will also write to him de­mand­ing the same. For the safety and se­cu­rity of Del­hi­ites, it is im­por­tant to send each and ev­ery il­le­gal Bangladeshi back from the city. These il­le­gal im­mi­grants are in­volved in il­le­gal ac­tiv­i­ties, in­clud­ing run­ning drug rack­ets,” Mr Ti­wari added.

It is also learnt that Mr Ti­wari had in­formed Mr Singh about the pres­ence of a huge num­ber of Bangladeshis il­le­gally re­sid­ing in ar­eas like Okhla, See­lam­pur, Jaf­frabad, and Mustafabad. The NRC or the list of In­dian cit­i­zens is be­ing first up­dated in As­sam, one of the worst af­fected states ow­ing to il­le­gal Bangladeshi im­mi­grants.

“I have de­manded NRC to start from Okhla. AAP MLA Amanat­ul­lah Khan has been pa­tro­n­is­ing il­le­gal oc­cu­pants in the area and even au­thor­i­ties are afraid of tak­ing any ac­tion,” said Delhi BJP

pres­i­dent. The Delhi BJP pres­i­dent also an­nounced that he will be stag­ing a protest at DND fly­way against il­le­gal con­struc­tions and en­croach­ment in Okhla on gov­ern­ment land and at the Ya­muna flood­plain.

“One can clearly see multi- storeyed build­ings

along the Ya­muna flood­plain in Okhla while cross­ing through the DND fly­way. It is ap­palling that no ac­tion has been taken in this area. If these prop­er­ties are not sealed or de­mol­ished, seal­ing drive will not be al­lowed in other parts of Delhi too,” he said.

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