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Who Can’t Prove Citizenship Under Statute Have To Go: Abdul Rasheed Ansari

Who Can’t Prove Citizenship Under Statute Have To Go: Abdul Rasheed Ansari

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  22 Dec 2018 2:26 AM GMT

GUWAHATI: Abdul Rasheed Ansari, the national president of BJP’s Minority Morcha, has said that anybody not being able to prove his/her Indian citizenship within the perimeters of the Constitution of India will have to be asked to go where he/she came from. He has further said the question of language or religion does not come here.

Abdul Rasheed Ansari was on a two-day visit to the State since Thursday. Addressing the media before winding up his State visit on Friday, Ansari said: “The NRC is being updated in Assam at the directive of the Supreme Court of India. The Constitution of India has adequate parameters to prove one’s Indian citizenship. Anybody claiming to be an Indian citizen will have to prove his/her claim within these parameters. Those who can’t prove their Indian citizenship under Constitutional parameters will have to be asked to go where they came from. The question of religion and language doesn’t come here.”

On the over 40 lakh NRC applicants not appearing in the complete draft NRC in Assam, Ansari said: “Sufficient time has been given to such people for their claims regarding inclusion in the citizenship register. The NRC is being updated in Assam at the directive of the Supreme Court of India.”

When asked on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, Ansari said: “The JPC (Joint Parliamentary Committee) is yet to submit its report to the Parliament. It’s not wise to make any statement on the Bill now. The Bill will come under discussion as and when the JPC submits its report on the Bill to the Parliament.”

When asked on AIUDF president Badruddin Ajmal saying that he would like to see Rahul Gandhi as the prime ministerial candidate of the Opposition parties, Ansari said: “Ajmal is fighting against the Congress in Assam, but he’s supporting the party at the national level. He needs to keep his feet on the ground first before dreaming that way. He has lost his ground in the recently held panchayat poll in the State.”

Ansari further said that the Minority Morcha is going to hold a two-day meeting in New Delhi from January 31, 2019. Besides BJP’s national president Amit Shah and other top leaders of the party, office-bearers of all State BJP Minority Morchas are going to attend the meeting.

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