No Bangladeshis will be taken back without proper Residence proof
Amidst the ongoing final process of National Register of Citizens draft publication in Assam, Bangladesh High Commissioner to India has made a sensational statement in New Delhi recently.
B’desh High Commission
Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Syed Muazzem Ali has reportedly stated that without local Bangladeshi residence proof, Bangladesh will not back any illegal Bangladeshi detected in Assam, post publication of the NRC draft. The envoy was interacting with journalists at the Indian Women’s Press Corps.
On May 31, the NRC verification process was concluded and the final draft will be published by June 30, as per the order of the Supreme Court. The first NRC draft was published on December 31 (midnight), 2017. Furthermore, to allay fear and confusion, the state government will carry out a massive publicity blitzkrieg post the publication of the final draft of the NRC. Recently, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh chaired a review meeting on NRC updation progress.
Ali has categorically stated that if post the publication of the drat NRC, the Indian Government wants to send back any “illegal Bangladeshi”, the person concerned should possess local Bangladeshi residence proof documents or other relevant documents.
Commenting on illegal Bangladeshis in India, he stated that “India-Dhaka ha a peaceful understanding” on the issue. And when asked regarding the ongoing protests demanding withdrawal of the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, Ali said that it is “India’s personal matter”.
Reacting to reports of China building dams on Brahmaputra River, Ali said that Bangladesh is “concerned” over the issue. He also defended his country’s expanding economic ties with China and said that “India like a brother, China like a bank manager”.