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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

Press

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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