NEW DELHI: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday said in the Rajya Sabha, “We will identify illegal immigrants staying in any part of the country and deport them as per international law.
Shah was replying to a supplementary query by Samajwadi Party member Javed Ali Khan on whether the National Register of Citizens (NRC) would be implemented in the other States as well.
At present NRC work is going on only in Assam.
“The NRC is a part of the Assam Accord and was also in the BJP’s election manifesto based on which the government has come to power. The government will identify illegal immigrants living on every inch of the country’s soil and will deport them as per the international law,” Amit Shah said
Meanwhile, Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai said that the Centre had received many representations for extending the NRC deadline in Assam. “Since many genuine names have been left out and many bogus names are registered, we have requested the Supreme Court to extend the time for this purpose,” he said.
He pointed out that a petition signed by about 25 lakh applicants was submitted to the Centre, adding that the petition sought an extension to correct the anomalies.