Jagat Prakash Nadda, working President of the Bharatiya Janata Party, in a statement to the media has asserted that no infiltrator will be allowed in the country. Nadda, while addressing the people at the Vijay Sankalp Yatra spoke of many issues pertaining to the country. Nadda's statements came as an apparent reference to the National Register of Citizens (NRC). He further stated that communities who were tormented outside of the country will be allowed to come back and seek asylum.
"In the time to come, we'll make arrangements where no infiltrator will remain in our country. Infiltrators will go out and Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, Christians who were tortured outside, will be given refuge by India. It's a country, not an inn," Jagat Prakash Nadda said in a statement.
Jagat Prakash Nadda in an address, not only spoke of the NRC, he expressed his opinions on the abrogation of Article 370 as well. He also spoke about the Prime Minister's recent visit to Houston, further talking about the bilateral relations between India and the US. Furthermore, Nadda spoke of corruption and the ways to eradicate it in the country. Speaking of the NRC, Nadda asserted that the country has no extra space for outsiders, as it is a country and not an 'inn'. The NRC is aimed at separating genuine Indian citizens from undocumented immigrants which is what Nadda has been propagating in his address at the Yatra.
The NRC first came into existence in 1951 under the purview of the Census Act, 1948. A process to update it was started in 2013, which ended with the receipt of forms by the NRC authorities on 31 August 2015. The main goal of the NRC is to separate genuine Indian citizens from undocumented immigrants living in Assam. According to the terms, a resident of Assam has to prove that they or their ancestors entered the state before midnight on March 24, 1971. Failing to do so, a person will be declared as a foreigner, however, the Centre has declared that the person might not be immediately deported.