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Must Read: NRC For India— A Paradigm Shift from Vote Bank Politics to “India for Indians”

  • Sukanya Iyer
  • August 14, 2018
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As I start Penning down my thoughts for another Article of mine, amidst the Monsoon of Malabar, with a hot brewed Cup of my favourite south Indian Filter coffee, which invokes lot of freshness of thought Process inside me, would like to start with a quote from Swami Vivekananda –

“Take Risks in your Life, if you win, you can Lead!

If You Lose, you can Guide”.

So, with these thoughts of Swami Vivekananda, I would like to start my Blog on NRC- I guess this term you would have heard earlier too, but now its heard in almost all channels in various format, let me firstly explain to you all, What is NRC?

The National Register of Citizens (NRC) is a register containing names of all genuine Indian citizens. The Register was first Prepared after the 1951 Census of India”.  This is now very much updated in Assam to Include the names of those Persons (or their descendants), who appear in the NRC, 1951, or in any of the Electoral Rolls up to the midnight of 24th March, 1971 or in any of the other admissible documents issued up to midnight of 24th March, 1971. The Updating Process started in the Year 2013 under the strict monitoring of supreme Court of India. On the Midnight of 31st December, 2017, Partial Draft was released & subsequently on 30th July 2018, the complete Draft NRC was released.

Why do we Require NRC at all or the Purpose?

The Most important Purpose of NRC is to Identify Illegal Immigrants, residing in Assam, who entered Indian territories after the midnight of 24th March 1971, and also to determine the citizenship of people who have applied for inclusion of their names in the updated list of NRCs. In the Meanwhile, the issue of illegal infiltration was becoming formidable in the state of Assam. The Registrar General of Census in his report on 1961 Census assessed 2,20, 691 Infiltrants to have entered Assam. Between 1948 & 1971, there were Large Scale migrations from Bangladesh (then East Pakistan) to Assam. Given this continuous influx of Illegal migrants from Bangladesh to Assam, student Leaders in 1979, came out in fierce protest demanding detention & deportation of Illegal immigrants from Assam. This historic movement is known as All Assam Gana Sangram Parishad (AASU), & lasted a span of 6yrs.  The movement however, culminated in the signing of the Landmark Memorandum of Settlement (MoS)-the Assam Accord. It was signed by All Assam Students Union (AASU), Central Government, State Government, on August 15, 1985, at the behest of Former & Late PM Rajiv Gandhi from Congress Regime in New Delhi.

It was Ultimately taken up by the Honourable Supreme Court’s order following two writ petitions by Assam Public works & Assam Sanmilita Mahasanga & Ors. Honourable supreme Court in 2013, headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi, & Justice Ranjan Rohintan Fali Nariman, directed the Union Government & the State Government to complete the update of NRC, to be implemented in adherence to citizenship Act 1955 & the Citizenship Rules 2003, in all parts of Assam with the objective to rule out immigrants from the State.

The Honourable Supreme Court in its order Dated 21st July 2015, for smooth Process of NRC update passed the following orders:

The Court will take into cognisance of those complaints with regard to obstruction in the matter of Preparation of NRC by any person or Authority may first be brought to the notice of the Court.

The courts ensured for smooth Preparation of NRC & Publication thereof within the Schedule fixed by the Courts. This is in reiteration of the mandate contained in Article 144 of the Constitution of India. It’s not necessary for us to emphasize that any person found to be creating any obstruction, Hindrance in any manner in the Preparation of the NRC would be subjected to such orders as this court would pass in such eventualities.

As per Article 144 of the Constitution of India, “Civil & Judicial Authorities to act in aid of the supreme court—All authorities, Civil & Judicial, in the Territory of India shall Act in aid of the Supreme Court. Development of over 20 large custom software applications, over 2500 Digitization hubs & a State of Art Data Centre along with extensive manpower involvement (Over 30,000 Government officers & 10,000 contractual/outsourced Staff) was set up to take on the Process of NRC update.

Setting up of a Technical Mechanism- Digitized Legacy Data Development (DLDD)

Offline Application Form Receipt (eForm1)

Online Application Form Receipt

Offlline-Onine Application Form Receipt

Document Segregation & Metdata Entering (DOCSMEN)

Digitization of Field Verification Result (e-Form2FVR)

Map based display of Performances at District? Circle/NSK/Village level

Correction of e-Form Data (e-Form2X)

Verification of Teams report Generation

Computerized Family Tree- Manual, Family Tree Match (e-form)

Approval from DY Commissioner

Software for Transliteration of Data Digitized in English, Bengali & Assamese.

Setting Up of NRC Seva Kendras (NSK)—The Application forms can be submitted in the designated NSK which covers Applicants Present Address to conduct Verification of applications received from areas covered under that particular NSK only. The Mechanism adopted to update the NRC 1951 has been developed from Scratch owing to the fact that there is no precedence of such a mammoth task ever undertaken in India or elsewhere that involved identification of genuine citizens & detection of illegal immigrants using Technology.

Now Let me Tell you all What is NRC of Assam?

The NRC is the list of the citizens or Indian Citizens in Assam. It is being updated to weed out illegal immigration from Bangladesh & Neighbouring Regions. On July30th 2018, NRC released the 1st Draft on 1st January 2018, which include3d 1.9cr Names out of a total applicant pool of 3.29cr. This list However left our 40.07Lk people wherein 2.89cr people were found eligible out of 3.29 cr. Applicants. The NRC is the list of Indian citizens of Assam. It was prepared in 1951, for a Person’s name to be included in the updated NRC list of 2018, he/she will have to furnish:

Existence in the Name in the Legacy Data—The Legacy Data is the Collective list of the NRC data of 1951 & the Electoral Rolls up to Midnight of 24th March, 1971. Proving Linkage with the person whose name appears in the Legacy Data.

How did NRC Verification Begin in Assam?

The Process of NRC Update was taken up in Assam as Per a Supreme Court order in 2013. In order to take out the cases of illegal immigrants from Bangladesh & other adjoining areas, NRC Updation, was carried out under The Citizenship Act, 1955, & according to rules framed in the Assam Accord. The Updating Process Started in May 2015, & ended on 31st August 2015. A total of 3. 29cr.People applied through 68.31 Lk applications. The Process of Verification involved House-to-house field verification, Determination of authenticity of documents, family tree Investigations in order to rule out bogus claims of Parenthood & linkages & separate hearings for married women.

After the Verification Process is Finished, Lets Find out who all have been Left out?

Out of the 40.07 Lakh Applicants who have been left out of the Final Draft NRC released, on Monday, 2.48Lakh applicants have been kept on hold including the D-Voters (doubtful Voters who have been Disenfranchised on account of failure to prove citizenship), descendants of D-Voters & Persons Whose cares are pending before the Foreigners Tribunal. The State, however, has not revealed the reason for keeping others on hold. The Next Step, is the Process of Filing Claims & Objections which will start on 30th August during which people whose names have been left out of the NRC Assam, can once again appeal to have their case reconsidered. Those left out are not yet labelled as “Foreigners”, or being sent to detention Centres. However, only those applicants, who had submitted their applications in 2015 will be considered.

Now Let’s analyse Why Mamata Banerjee takes Delhi by storm over Assam NRC & 2019 Elections: West Bengal CM Ms. Mamata Banerjee was in a panic-struck mode, she went to Delhi & held series of Meetings over the Assam NRC issue including with the congress & BJP. The West Bengal CM caused a massive controversy by suggesting that the exclusion of up to 40.07 Lk People in the NRC, as published in the final Draft, could lead to a “Blood Bath”, & “Civil War”, & accused the Central Government & BJP, once again of Conducting the exercise with a Political motive. She had series of meetings with rebel BJP leaders Yashwant Sinha, Shatrughan Sinha, Ram Jethmalani at the latter’s residence. She also voiced out that she had appealed to both the Erstwhile leaders to send a Team to Assam & check the reality of NRC. Even as Rahul Gandhi -Led Party Continued to play a Balancing role, over the fact that it was under erstwhile PM Rajiv Gandhi & Manmohan Singh that a Number of Key Steps towards the NRC Updation had been taken & the Party’s stance against the implementation & alleged motive of the BJP-led central & Assam Government, Mamata Banerjee met with key leader, Ghulam Nabi Azad, who over last few months, has been meeting other party’s Leaders.

Even in the Parliament session witnessed an Uproar for a second Day running over Amit Shahs speech in Rajya Sabha where He boldly invoked Rajiv Gandhi’s role in the Assam Accord & slammed the Congress over Vote bank Politics, Mamata Banerjee’s Government, who refused to grant Permission to BJP Party President Permission to travel to West Bengal & take the NRC Assam Battle to the TMC’s home Turf. Since then he Vowed to take head on WB CM, & irrespective of whether or not he gets a Permission.

Mamata Banerjee came under fire for her remarks, & she had to face many criticisms, especially MP like Roopa Ganguly – “Is she aware that there are a lot of illegal immigrants in west Bengal? As it is what is happening in West Bengal today, is it any less than bloodbath or civil war? Doesn’t she know that every other day BJP Karyakartaas are being Killed?

Its very unfortunate that according to me, she was talking about a Civil war, at which point & also she kept on accusing BJP of removing people in the name of Bangladeshis’.

Let me tell You the version of Mamata Didi’s version— “Those who are citizens… Those who live in the country for many years in Assam, Bengal, Maharashtra…they live in many places for work. There are Bihari people living in Bengal. Where will the Kids go? How will they educate their kids? Those who work will be Kicked out?”.

“These People, the BJP is excluding for vote reasons. It’s not right to call Hindustani’s Infiltrators.  We live in Bengal but we Consider Assamese our Brothers & Sisters. “I like Maharashtrians, Bihari’s, UP. They are all our Countrymen

And she stressed upon the fact that of Infiltrators-Especially that of 40 Lakh prospective Vote Bank for Mamata Banerjee which will lost out for her, that’s the reason for her Hue & Cry, & also her Running from Pillar to Post.

I Ask Mamata Banerjee, “Please answer for BJP Karyakartaas killed & Not allowed to celebrate Ram Navami celebrations, Durga Visarjan”, why Hindus are Unsafe? Please Answer for Dhulagarh, Purulia Deaths…. & many others… request you all dear friends with open mind to think who is responsible for worst Law & order maintained by state Administrative Machinery for last 5 Years. —Sochiye…

But as we  all know BJP President took the vow to give a fitting Reply to  WB CM Mamata Banerjee on NRC issue & her Remarks of Civil war & Blood Bath— An Excellent Rally @ Mayo Road was organized By Bhartiya Janata Yuva Morcha Karyakartaas under the leadership of Smt.Poonam Mahajan ably & Efficiently with a Marching Slogan of “Chalo Kolkata” on 11th of August 2018, to give a Fitting reply to Mamata Banerjee, quote in her words ”U-Turn Didi” from her(Mamata Banerjee) words in 2005 where she stormed the Parliament throwing papers at Speakers face raising voice against Infiltrators in 2018 of supporting 40Lakh illegal Immigrants”. BJP President Amit Shahji who addressed Lakhs of People & thousands of Karyakartaas facing all sorts of tough & risky situations in their daily lives in West Bengal, organized the Rally in a massive turnout of People in Mamata Banerjees Constituency Mayo Road, He took a Vow to End the Terror & Vote Bank Politics by Invoking the thought Process of Syama Prasad Mookerjee & Swami Vivekananda. Though he had to face the stiff criticisms & Heat from the State Administration of Mamata Banerjee asking Local Channels to Ban the coverage of Amit Shah’s Rally in WB at Mayo Road, Mamata Didi’s Constituency, & Placing Every Poster of hers in the Middle of BJPs Flag & other signboards- why such desperate attempts, this shows that she is indeed Nervous, Why Nervous, If you haven’t committed any Mistakes & had given Good Governance to people of Bengal”?

This shows her Desperation for Power & Power & Vote Bank Politics, alas all Tantra Nitis Backfired & People of Bengal came in Huge Numbers as support for New Bengal with lot of Hope of Vikas & Parivartan which they too felt can be Accrued to them by Modi Sarkaar. BJYM President Smt. Poonam Mahajan Hit the Nail Hard by Bringing out the facts of Mamata Banerjee took a Vow to Avenge the killings of our karyakartaas, & same Thought Process which her Father Shri Pramod Mahajan ji too had raised it too since two decades ago, An Excellent Organizer, & A Leader with Grit & Determination Acting as Beacon lights to Lakhs of Yuva of our Nation, Way to Go, More Power to You Yuva Leader of our Nation-Smt. Poonam Mahajan.

Both the Leaders Addressed the Rally assuring People of West Bengal by Hitting the Facts—

Hindus are Unsafe

Karyakartaas are being Killed Mercilessly for no fault of theirs just because of their Ideology

Lack of Vikas & Parivartan for all Communities

Lack of Industrial growth & Job opportunities

Exposing the Scams which are Engulfed on Mamata Didi & her Syndicates to name a few- Sarda, Narda, Rose Valley… Playing Politics of Hypocrisy!


The Massive Turnout showed the Strength & Support for Saffronized thought Process of Vikas & Parivartan for all communities through the Visionary thought Process of empowering common Man which will be fittingly delivered upon by our Pradhan Sevak& A formidable leader of Masses-our PM Modi. I would Personally tender my sincere Congratulations to all Karyakartaas across West Bengal & Office Bearers for organizing a Spectacular rally indicating a ray of Hope, a change of Order & governance & thereby taking a Vow & A Pledge of Vikas, Peace, & Harmony for Bengal.  So, Friends the Bugle for 2019 is blown Paving way for India For Indians, & Making every Hindustani to be empowered by giving all Rights as citizen of India. On the Eve of 72nd year of It’s a commendable Efforts by our Establishment at the centre Headed by Our able & Most dynamic & Progressive Leader of Post Independent India, yes, our PM Modi, is taking all the issues concerning &n thereby addressing the issues Pertaining to citizens Empowerment by Channelizing all efforts & Nations Resources to Make Bharat the Best to Live & Lead A Life with Peace & Harmony on this Planet Earth.

Friends, once again I poured out my Heart to you all in this blog of mine after a short Gap, with Limited Knowledge, Experience & Expertise & Efficiency Levels, hopeful of getting Honest Opinions from this Humble citizen of India

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