The leader claimed that ‘illegal Bangladeshi immigrants have made Bengaluru their home, posing serious threat to national security while taking away jobs of Indians’ and also asked the centre ‘to weed them out’
While speaking at the Zero Hour of Lok Sabha even went to add that the influx of these illegal migrants could change the demography of the state and also said that ‘These illegal immigrants (are) plotting terror attacks in different parts of the country. They are security threat’.
WHAT IS NRC?
Official records say that ‘The National Register of Citizens is the register containing details of all Indian citizens. After conducting the Census of 1951, the National Register of Citizens (NRC) was prepared by recording particulars of all the persons enumerated during the 1951 Census.’
WHAT IS THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR AN INDIAN CITIZEN UNDER NRC?
- Persons whose names appear in NRC, 1951.
- Persons whose names appear in any of the Electoral Rolls up to 24th March (midnight), 1971.
- Persons who came to Assam on or after 1st January 1966 but before 25th March 1971 and registered themselves in accordance with the rules made by the Central Government with the Foreigners Registration Regional Officer (FRRO) and who have not been declared as illegal migrants or foreigners by the competent authority.
- Persons who can provide any one of the documents issued upto midnight of 24th March, 1971 as mentioned in the list of documents admissible for citizenship.
- ‘D’ voters can apply for inclusion of their names in the updated NRC. However, their names will. Be finally included only when the appropriate Foreigner Tribunal declares them as non-foreigners.
THE CONTENTIOUS DEBATE
Tejasvi isn’t the only leader seeking implementation of the NRC, several leaders from BJP have demanded implementation of NRC in West Bengal and J&K. While they claim this move will benefit Indians, the Govt will have to ensure no Indian citizens suffers due to its implementation.