The National Register of Citizens (NRC) refers to the register containing the names of Indian citizens and the NRC updating includes the process of enlisting the names of citizens based on Electoral Rolls up to 1971 and 1951. Recently, on 2nd August 2018, the TMC MP Sugata Bose warns against deportation of people left out in NRC. The Sugata Bose is a Member of India’s Parliament from the Jadavpur Constituency in West Bengal with his party affiliation in Mamata Banerjee’s led All India Trinamool Congress (TMC). The Trinamool Congress MP Sugata Bose has said that the slightest attempt to ‘deport or push back’ the people of Assam whose names are missing from the state’s new citizen list to Bangladesh will not only spoil the relation with India’s “last friendly neighbour”, but also turn Assam into another Rakhine (the Myanmar state from where hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have been fleeing).
He had further states that he is afraid that if the ruling party at the Centre tries to execute their project of NRCNSE (National Register of Citizens), they will turn Assam into the state of Rakhine by doing exactly what was done by the military regime in Myanmar and in no time, India will be equated with Myanmar by the international community. Rakhine is a state in Myanmar (Burma). Since August last year, the around 7, 00,000 people had fled from Rakhine to neighboring Bangladesh due to ethnic violence. The Sugata Bose who was also a member of the standing committee on external affairs and had done extensive research on south-east Asian countries and cross-border migration had said that any move to deport people from Assam “will be a disaster as far as the international relations are concerned.”
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