As Amit Shah announces nation-wide NRC, Pradyot in Tripura welcomes it
By Our Correspondent, 20/11/2019, New Delhi

Just after the Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday Parliament that the National Register of Citizens (NRC) will be implemented nationwide, the Tripura's royal scion Pradyot Kishore Deb Burman who earlier filed a petition in the apex court seeking NRC in Tripura welcomed the centre's decision and said, "NRC should not discriminate any group while it is implemented."

"Since from the beginning I have been demanding for NRC to be implemented in Tripura and many people have put up their trend in blaming me for this saying that I am intended to trigger communal violence in Tripura," adding to this Maharaja Pradyot said, "Now what will they say as the centre itself has decided to implement NRC nation-wide."

Pradyot however also demanded the centre to constitute National Refugee Policy so as to differentiate the genuine refugees in India and illegal refugees. He however said the petition seeking NRC in Tripura with the Supreme Court has this point of constituting the policy.  

Speaking in the Upper House of the parliament today, Amit Shah said that NRC is different from Citizenship Amendment Bill and the two should not be confused. Amit Shah continued saying that NRC has no such provision which says that no other religion will be taken under NRC. All citizens of India irrespective of religion will figure in the NRC list.