No coercive action to be taken based on draft NRC, Supreme Court

No coercive action to be taken based on draft NRC, Supreme Court

No coercive action to be taken based on draft NRC, Supreme Court

They can not be termed as non-citizens.

Campaigners have likened them to the Rohingya minority who have been driven out of Myanmar and fear more religious persecution in the unstable region.

Outside parliament, her regional All-India Trinamool Congress led a protest by lawmakers from seven political parties, who held placards demanding "Stop this divide and rule policy" and "Why have Indian citizens become refugees in their own country?" It said New Delhi has not once in the 48 years of Bangladesh's existence ever raised the issue of undocumented migrants with Dhaka.

Names of around 40.07 lakh applicants, however, did not figure in the document on National Register for Citizens in Assam, sparking a row. The final draft released in Guwahati showed millions of applicants have been left out.

Critics see the citizenship test as a means to target Assam's Muslim minority, a charge the BJP denies.

India says hundreds of thousands of people have illegally entered the country from neighbouring Bangladesh over decades and settled down in the northeast.

For decades, the tea-rich state of 33 million people has been racked by waves of violence.

The tea-rich state of 33 million people has been racked by waves of violence for decades as residents, including indigenous tribes, have clashed with both Hindu and Muslim settlers, whom they accuse of plundering resources and taking away jobs. "But the fact of the matter is that there is no illegal immigrant from Bangladesh in India.

They can raise objections and appeal and will have to complete the procedure then it will be decided whether their name will be in the list or not", he said.

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However that is not enough for campaigners who are anxious that Muslims in Assam are being persecuted.

The chief minister of Assam has said that there is no question of anyone being put in detention camp.

The right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power on the promise to expel the so-called "illegal foreigners" and protect the rights of indigenous groups.

The area is already extremely unstable.

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya, a stateless Muslim minority, were driven out of Myanmar past year and are now in refugee camps in Bangladesh.

She said, "If Bengalis say Biharis can't stay in Bengal, South Indian people say North Indians can't stay there and North Indians say South Indians can't stay here".

NRC has been brought to protect human rights of all citizens, he said. "We will complete the process in the next phase", he added.

'It is nothing but a conspiracy to commit atrocities, ' he told the BBC. They didn't have the courage to implement it, we had.

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