Not a single citizen will be subjected to any injustice, says BJP leader Ram Madhav on Assam NRC

Hyderabad: BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav said on Thursday that not even a single citizen will be subjected to injustice in the matter of NRC in Assam and that the persons concerned have ample opportunities to prove their citizenship.

This effort is not being done with any vindictiveness against anybody, to trouble any communal group, he claimed. “We are ready to take tough decisions for security of Assam and national security. But, not a single citizen will be subjected to any injustice,” he said. The aggrieved persons have the option of going to tribunal and high court, he said, delivering the Janamanchi Gourishankar Memorial Lecture on ‘Divisive Politics or Decisive Politics: NRC in the context of National Security’ organised by the ABVP here tonight.

Noting that the effort is not against anybody, he said the infiltrators are being identified in a most scientific way. The necessary steps would be taken on what to do about illegal migrants once the list is finalised, he said. Bangladesh does not want infiltrators on its soil and it is in talks with Myanmar on taking back Rohingyas, he said. “Owaisi is welcoming them here (Hyderabad),” he said. He criticised West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi for their stance on illegal migrants. “Mamata Banerjee ji in Bengal, Owaisi ji in Hyderabad and in Delhi, there are some leaders, they are championing the cause of illegal infiltrators,” he said.

Banerjee had alleged in Parliament in 2005 that Communists are doing wrong politics in Bengal by converting illegal migrants as vote bank, he claimed. “The same person is doing hungama by standing on the side of illegal migrants when we announce NRC draft,” he said. Observing that no country in the world allows illegal migrants, he cited the example of US building a fence at its border with Mexico. Talking about the arrest of certain human rights activists in the country, he sharply criticised former Union Home Minister P Chidambaram for describing it as a human rights violation.

“Chidambaram, who as Home Minister had supported the Chhattisgarh government, Jharkhand government and undivided Andhra Pradesh in several ways for anti-Maoist operations; when Maharashtra Police are continuing the same effort today, he is trying to describe this as violation of human rights. “This is bankruptcy of politicians,” Madhav said. There is no question of the government going back on the mission of ending Maoism, he said. The country has paid the price in the form of killing of political leaders and others in Maoist violence, he said. Twenty four Congress leaders were killed in a particular day in one instance, he said. “Congress leadership appears to be siding with such violent political forces. It is very unfortunate situation,” he added.

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