Bengaluru: Karnataka home minister Basavaraj Bommai had made it clear that the state would go ahead with its plans of implementing National Register of Citizens (NRC). While the opposition is questioning the move, a building – detention centre – to be more specific has been built in Nelamangala, on the outskirts of Bengaluru. 

Sources say that the Karnataka police got instructions from the Union home ministry about the detention centre. In all, there will be three such detention centres. Two of them will be on the outskirts of Bengaluru.

Sources also add that an ADGP level officer of Karnataka has been made the officer who will be in-charge of the NRC. 

In fact, the Foreigners Regional Registration Officer (FRRO) has also been given information on the issue. 

It might also be recalled that Union minister of state for home affairs Nityanand Rai had informed PC Mohan, the BJP MP from Bangalore Central that the Karnataka government is in the process of establishing a detention centre. The minister had also added that 143 cases of illegal immigration against Bangladeshi nationals in Karnataka had been reported, out of which 114 had been deported. 

The issue of NRC has been hotly debated. Just a few days ago, Union home minister Amit Shah, in the land on Mamata Banerjee, thundered that NRC would also be implemented in West Bengal. 

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NRC was first implemented in the state of Assam and it was updated recently. 

In simple words, NRC is a register which is maintained by the Government of India having names & certain relevant information for identification of Indian citizens (till now Assam state). However, there has been massive opposition to the NRC implementation as the opposition feels a particular section of the society will be targeted.