Tripura | No plans to implement NRC in state says Union Minister
AGARTALA | October 5, 2018:
- Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has not assured any party of implementing NRC in state
- Singh held a meeting with a four-member INPT delegation ledy by its yesterday president Bijoy Kumar Hrangkhawl
Amid news reports of likely implementation of NRC in Tripura, a statement released by the Union home ministry has clarified that the Centre has no such plans for the state.
A similar exercise is being carried out in neighbouring Assam to identify illegal immigrants.
A delegation of tribal-based opposition Indigenous Nationalist Party of Twipra (INPT) led by its president Bijoy Kumar Hrangkhawl met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh yesterday to press for National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Tripura.
Singh held the meeting with a four-member INPT delegation at his chamber in North Block, as INPT had decided to go for agitation to press for their demand of NRC in the state to identify illegal migrants for ensuring the security of the country.
The INPT has been demanding NRC not only in Tripura also for whole India to protect the rights and privileges of genuine citizens of the country.
They alleged that a large scale illegal migration occurred all over India from neighbouring countries and mostly in the bordering states of Bangladesh.
Besides, Singh Union home secretary and Joint Secretary (Northeast affairs) Satyendra Garg have also attended the meeting.