NRC list: These are some of the people Amit Shah termed ‘infiltrators’
BJP President Amit Shah said those whose names are not in the draft NRC are “infiltrators”. It has raised a furore as names of many legislators, teachers and Army officials do not figure on the list
Exclusion of names of family members in the final NRC draft in Assam has emerged as a major concern for many among the 40 lakh-odd applicants whose names did not figure in the list.
But BJP President Amit Shah on Tuesday said that those whose names are not in the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam are "infiltrators" and “intruders” as they have failed to prove their Indian citizenship, and asked the political parties opposing it to clear their stand.
"Those whose names are not in the list are intruders but this is not the final one. 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 pointed out.
"Everybody here (in the opposition) is concerned with the 40 lakh people. How many Bangladeshi infiltrators are there among these 40 lakh? Who do you want to protect? You want to protect the Bangladeshi infiltrators?" Shah said in the Rajya Sabha on July 31.
But the exclusion of names on the list has been contentious. All members of the same family have not been included, Army officers, school teachers and wives of many have been excluded. Here is a look into some of those whose names have not been included.
There are many more prominent personalities whose names have been left out in the list. Amit Shah calling these people ‘intruders’ raised a furore as well as guffaws in the political corridors as even the name of Archana Paul, the wife of BJP MLA from Cachar was missing from the list.
Those whose name did not find place in the list include the former Congress legislator Ataur Rahman Mazarbhuiya too.
The names of AIUDF's Cachar unit president Samimul Islam and his family members also do not figure in the draft NRC.
Ziauddin Ali Ahmed, a nephew of the former President of India Fakhruddin Ali Ahmad also said that his name and some of his family members’ names do not figure in the list.
The head of the Bengali Department at the Cotton State University, Prasanta Chakraborty, said the names of his two elder brothers have been included in the final draft but those of their wives and children are missing.
Congress leader Bobbeeta Sharma’s husband’s name was included in the final list but with spelling mistakes.
These are just a few cases of the missing names, whom Amit Shah dismisses as ‘infiltrators’ on Indian soil.
With inputs from PTI, IANS