Five lakhs rejected by the Bengali Hindu NRC will obtain citizenship

GUWAHATI: More than five Lakh Hindu Bengali migrants from Bangladesh , who could not find a place in the final National Register of Citizens (NRC), may claim Indian citizenship under the provisions of the Citizenship Bill (Amendment) if it crosses the Rajya Sabha obstacle on Wednesday and subsequently becomes a Law About 19 Lakh people were excluded from the final NRC published on August 31.

“These people must submit an application first ... Then, their applications will be evaluated before they are granted citizenship. We hope to complete the process and give them citizenship before the next assembly elections in 2021, ”Assam’s finance minister said Tuesday.

The rest, more than 13 lakhs, including seven Muslim lakhs, will have to go to foreign courts to determine their eligibility to obtain Indian citizenship.

On Monday, Assam Prime Minister Sarbananda Sonowal provided a list of approximately two Hindu Bengali Lakhs, who live in nine of the 34 state districts, which are eligible for citizenship.

Sarma, the main CAB defender of BJP, is of the opinion that of the 5,04,800 Hindu Bengalis rejected by the NRC, three to four Lakhs will apply for citizenship under the amended law. “There are about a lakh of people (Bengali Hindus) who did not apply for the NRC. Taking these figures together, I think that no more than five lakh of them will apply for citizenship, ”he said.

He added, the districts of Kamrup (Metro) and Hojai each have about 60,000 eligible Bengali Hindus, which is the highest among all districts. In Hojai, the names of 60,000 Muslims have been excluded from the NRC. The largest number of Muslims excluded, which is approximately 1.55 lakh, is in the Darrang district.

While Guwahati is part of the Kamrup district (Metro), Hojai is home to All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) Chief Badruddin Ajmal.

No Muslim was excluded from the NRC in the districts of Charaideo, Dima Hasao, Hamren and Majuli. There are 2,000 Bengali Hindu immigrants in Charaideo, 1,500 in Dima Hasao, 1,000 in Hamren and 300 in the Majuli district. In Nalbari, an RSS fortress, there are about 1,000 Bengali Hindu immigrants.

There are 10 Muslim districts of migrant majority in the state: Dhubri, Salmara Sur, Barpeta, Goalpara, Nagaon, Barpeta, Morigaon, Darrang and Bongaigaon.

Assam Prime Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday described the passage of the CAB in the Lok sabha As a historical moment.

... Not only will it provide relief to six persecuted minority communities in three neighboring countries, but it will also pave the way for constitutional safeguards for the indigenous peoples of Assam, he tweeted.

Sarma, in his tweet, said: “This bill will go down in history as a glorious historical correction of a mistake made by Nehru - Liyaquat Pact! Posterity is due to Prime Minister Sri @narendramodi for this giant step: Sri @AmitShah in #CABBill.

Sonowal expressed his deep gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Minister of Interior of the Union Amit Shah for fulfilling a long-standing commitment from India and for bringing everyone and ensuring the protection of all indigenous peoples.

The All Assam Student Union (Aasu), however, has accused the CM of working against the interests of the state. “We had high hopes of JD (U), Shiv Sena and BJD for thwarting the CAB in Parliament. We press hard to bring together NDA allies and opposition parties to vote against the CAB. Last time, we succeeded in resisting the government to pass the bill in Rajya Sabha.

This time, more than blaming JD (U), Shiv Sena, BJD or other parties, we are offended by the pro-CAB position of our Prime Minister Sonowal and the leaders of his party who go against the people of Assam. They did not try to reach a consensus against CAB that will leave the northeast affected, ”said Aasu General Secretary Lurinjyoti Gogoi.