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Government’s reply – 802 people closed in detention centre in Assam.

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The government commented the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday among objections over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Civil Register (NRC) in the country. The government said in a written reply that 802 people are currently closed in the Detention Center in Assam. Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai gave this information. He has given this information till March 6, 2020. He also informed that no decision has been taken yet to implement NRC across the country.

In response to another question, Nityanand Rai has said that in the last five years, the government has given citizenship to 14864 Bangladeshi people. In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha, they have told that 14864 Bangladeshi people have been given citizenship after the India-Bangladesh border agreement in 2015.

Last Year in August 2019…

The final National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam was cleared. The list has named 3.11 crore aspirants as residents excluding names of 19.07 lakh hopefuls, NRC state Coordinator’s office said.

The status of both inclusion and exclusion can be seen online on the NRC website,

The final list was declared and the hard copies of the Supplementary List of Inclusions are available for public viewing at the NRC Seva Kendras (NSK), offices of the deputy commissioner and offices of the Circle Officer during office hours, the statement declared.

What is NRC..?

  1. The NRC list is different from Assam and was first made in 1951. It will cover those whose names look in the 1951 report and their descendants.
  2. The list will also include those who have been on India’s constituent rolls up to March 24, 1971, or in any other record certified by the government.
  3. The government says it carried out the enormous exercise to identify and dismiss undocumented migrants from Bangladesh.
  4. The work on the latest NRC list, a Supreme Court-monitored practice, started in 2015.

Can NRC cripple Human Emotions..?

The decision of the government has got some diverse opinions from the Human rights activist

They feel that people who do not get their names on the list might face possible jail time or eviction, and their balloting and different civil rights will be jerked away.

The government has already announced its plan to build 10 more retention centres. Nearly 1,000 people have currently stayed in six detention centres located in the current district jails.

The state of Assam, which adjoins Muslim-majority Bangladesh, has historically testified migration first under the British colonial rule.

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