Cit­i­zen­ship bill will be passed in Nov: Hi­manta

Not one Hindu will have to leave: RSS

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times Nation - BB Goswami


Silchar: As­sam min­is­ter Hi­manta Biswa Sarma said here on Mon­day that the Cen­tre would rein­tro­duce the con­tentious Cit­i­zen­ship (Amend­ment) Bill in Par­lia­ment in Novem­ber and “make sure it is passed”. “Our aim is to en­sure se­cu­rity for Hin­dus, Sikhs, Bud­dhists, Chris­tians and Par­sis. Till these peo­ple are se­cure, there will be no NRC across the coun­try,” Sarma said while ad­dress­ing BJP work­ers in Karim­ganj and Silchar. “Our gov­ern­ment will first bring the amend­ment bill and then the NRC will be in­tro­duced across the coun­try.”

The Cit­i­zen­ship (Amend­ment) Bill, which seeks to grant au­to­matic el­i­gi­bil­ity for cit­i­zen­ship to mi­grants flee­ing re­li­gious per­se­cu­tion in BanRSSchie­f

Mo­han Bhag­wat on Sun­day sought to al­lay con­cerns over ex­clu­sion of peo­ple from the NRC in As­sam, as­ser­ing that not a sin­gle Hindu will have to leave the coun­try. “Mo­han Bhag­watji has clearly said that not a sin­gle Hindu will have to leave this coun­try. He said that Hin­dus, who came to In­dia af­ter be­ing tor­tured and per­se­cuted in other na­tions, will stay,” an RSS leader said.

gladesh, Pak­istan and Afghanista­n, had lapsed ear­lier this year af­ter the gov­ern­ment failed to ta­ble it in the Ra­jya Sabha. The BJP leader said that in its present form, the As­sam NRC was not ac­cept­able to his party.

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