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NRC-NPR an assault on India’s poorest citizens : Teesta Setalvad

Sabrangindia 07 Dec 2019

Pune

CJP secretary Teesta Setalvad addresses a press conference with other eminent citizens in Pune. Talking to the media, she says that understanding the Assam NRC experience is essential to counter the spectre of all India NRC . She quotes figures to say that only 51 percent Indians have birth certificates - how exactly does the Indian government plan to enumerate citizens ? Ms Setalvad says that a government that is unable to give employment to its people is only trying to divide the country using the NRC-NPR-CAB. She puts down questions to the government - what is the criteria for inclusion into the NPR ? What is the cut off date going to be ? How can such an exercise take place in India without a discussion in its parliament. According to her, this is nothing but an assault on the citizenship of the poorest of Indians and is an arbitrary ‘farman’ from Delhi.

 

Teesta

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NRC-NPR an assault on India’s poorest citizens : Teesta Setalvad

Pune

CJP secretary Teesta Setalvad addresses a press conference with other eminent citizens in Pune. Talking to the media, she says that understanding the Assam NRC experience is essential to counter the spectre of all India NRC . She quotes figures to say that only 51 percent Indians have birth certificates - how exactly does the Indian government plan to enumerate citizens ? Ms Setalvad says that a government that is unable to give employment to its people is only trying to divide the country using the NRC-NPR-CAB. She puts down questions to the government - what is the criteria for inclusion into the NPR ? What is the cut off date going to be ? How can such an exercise take place in India without a discussion in its parliament. According to her, this is nothing but an assault on the citizenship of the poorest of Indians and is an arbitrary ‘farman’ from Delhi.

 

Teesta

Press

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