NRC to be applied Nationwide, No person of any religion should worry : Amit Shah

NRC to be applied Nationwide, No person of any religion should worry : Amit Shah

On Wednesday Union Home Minister Amit Shah has said in Rajya Sabha that the National Register of Citizens will be implemented nationwide.

On Tuesday he informed the Rajya Sabha that no person,no matter what religion he or she followed need to be afraid.

In Assam, the updated final NRC, which validates bonafide Indian citizens, has left out over 19 lakh applicants.

The NRC aims to identify illegal immigrants  primarily from Bangladesh -- who entered Assam and settled there after March 25, 1971, and deport them to their native country.

Amit Shah said in Parliament that people whose names are missing from the NRC can approach tribunals formed at the tehsil level.

The Assam government will provide financial help to those who don't have the money to file pleas, he said.