Following the release of the National Register of Citizens or NRC for the state Assam on Monday, which left out 40 lakh of 3.29 crore applicants claiming Indian citizenship, sharp reactions from the political corridor has surfaced.
West Bengal CM led the attack at the BJP and termed it as divide and rule policy. She alleged that it is the ruling party’s strategy to isolate people who don’t vote for them.
The parliament witnessed an uproar on the issue wherein the opposition parties including CPM and Samajwadi Party protested against the move while saying that the list puts “human rights and democratic rights” of people at stake.
On this occasion, social media was not far behind in weighing on the issue. While most of the posts supported the move, few netizens pondered over the future of delisted individuals.
Here are a few reactions:
The NRC is not about Hindu Muslim, Indigenous-Bengali issue… This is a Supreme Court monitored process where the illegals living in Assam will be detected….Anyone trying to interfere in this NRC process is nothing but a Anti National in true sense.#Assam
— ShreeMaan (@ShreeMaan7) July 30, 2018
— Tehseen Poonawalla (@tehseenp) July 30, 2018
With the stroke of the pen, 40 lakh people are now pretty much stateless in their own country! This is madness. #NRCAssam
— Saral Patel (@SaralPatel_) July 30, 2018
#NRCAssam good to have clarity who is Indian and who is not, India should not be a dumping ground of vote bank, we are already struggling with population to resource ratio.
— Speak Up Now (@NoHypocrisyPls) July 30, 2018
Many innocent people are victim of illegal immigration act and who have been living in India from decades. All are waiting for JUSTICE.#NRCAssam
— Kamna Singh (@KamnaSingh08) July 30, 2018
Assam's National Register Of Citizens:
👉Total Applications: 3,29,9,385
👉Applications Valid: 2,89,83,677
40 Lakh Illigal Immigrants Only In Assam. How Many Would Be In West Bengal? It's Time To Get Rid Of Them. Our Country Already Has Enough Problems To Deal With.🙏 #NRCAssam
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadejaaaa) July 30, 2018
#NRCAssam When people of Assam has demonstrated great restrain despite 40 lakh cut, it is @MamataOfficial who in her bid to score political points, gave a a communal shape. Hope @sarbanandsonwal responds. This is a historic document n no govt has any direct control but SC.
— Mrinal Talukdar (@mrinalt1) July 30, 2018
There is no place for illegal immigrants in an already overpopulated country.
Saftey & security of India is supreme.
— Seema Choudhary (@Seems3r) July 30, 2018
40 lakh Bangladeshis living illegally in Assam.
That's more than the population of Uruguay, Mongolia, Qatar, Jamaica and so many other nations.#NRCAssam
— Varun Kumar Rana 🇮🇳 (@BeingVarunRana) July 30, 2018
NRC Assam is not about religion, it's about illegal immigrants.#NRCAssam
— Anita Chauhan (@anita_chauhan80) July 30, 2018
— Bose 2.0 (@amitwriter) July 30, 2018
Very good step taken by Indian & Assam govt to address 4 million illegal Muslim immigrants of Bangladesh.
They are one hell of a threat to the security of India.
They must be deported as soon as possible.#NRCAssam
— TheGiniKhan (@giniromet) July 30, 2018