BJP’s pan-India NRC pitch: Decoding the National Register of Citizens debate
22, Nov 2019, 7:10 PM
NRC is a verified digital register having names and basic demographic information about all Indian citizens in a digital format. Under the Citizenship Act, 1955, a person born in India or having Indian parentage or having resided in India for at least 11 years, is eligible for Indian citizenship. NRC would be India’s first such database of citizens. Home minister Amit Shah said on Wednesday that an NRC will be created for all regions of India, expanding an exercise that was recently carried out in Assam. It led to the identification of 1.9 million people who now face the risk of being labelled illegal immigrants. Let’s listen to what senior journalist Vicky Nanjappa has to say.