Parliament monsoon session highlights: Congress didn’t have courage to implement Assam Accord, says Amit Shah on NRC
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The issue of publication of the National Register of Citizens in Assam was taken up in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday with Amit Shah asserting that Congress didn’t have the courage to implement the Assam Accord which he claimed was the ‘soul’ of the citizenship register.
On Monday, Rajya Sabha witnessing pandemonium over the issue leading to several adjournments while in Lok Sabha, home minister Rajnath Singha sserted the Centre has no role in the preparation of the draft list and it was done on the directives of the Supreme Court.
Here are the live updates
Venkaiah Naidu meets Ghulam Nabi Azad after RS adjournment over NRC
After Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day, chairman M Venkaiah Naidu called Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad to his chamber and ‘conveyed his unhappiness over the way a good discussion on NRC in Assam was derailed towards the end, reports ANI.
Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day
Rajya Sabha is adjourned till Wednesday following ruckus by opposition members.
Rajya Sabha members protest in the well
Several Rajya Sabha members rush to the Well in protest during Amit Shah’s remarks.
Amit Shah says soul of Assam Accord was NRC
There should be a discussion why NRC came.. There was a big agitation and loads of Assamese youth died in it. In August 1985, Rajiv Gandhi signed the Assam Accord and declared it on Independence Day from the Red Fort... The soul of Assam Accord was NRC: Amit Shah
In the Accord, it was said that illegal immigrants will be identified and separated them from our citizen register and a correct list be made... They did not have the courage to implement it, we did: Amit Shah
“How many among the 40 lakhs are Bangladeshi immigrants? Whom do you want to save? You want to save Bangladeshi immigrants?” asks Amit Shah in Rajysa Sabha
NRC was outcome of a sustained agitation: Swapan Dasgupta
NRC didn’t come out of thin air, it was outcome of a sustained agitation... Let us not be in denial that there is a real problem in Assam: Swapan Dasgupta
NRC has potential to impact relations with Bangladesh: D Raja
It has a potential to impact relations with Bangladesh, disrupt harmony among states. Govt should see no genuine citizen be omitted from the national registrar: D Raja
AAP lawmaker says if NRC formula is implement, it will trigger fights between states
If this formula is implemented, it will trigger fight between states. Govt is trying to make citizens as refugees in the own country: AAP lawmaker Sanjay Singh
Rajya Sabha discusses Assam NRC draft
Genuine Indians should not be sent out of the country. NRC should not be politicised and used as vote bank. It is a human rights issue, not a Hindu-Muslim issue: Ghulam Nabi Azad, Congress MP in Rajya Sabha
NCP lawmaker Majeed Memon says it is not a religious issue, it’s a human issue.
Gaurav Gogoi speaks on Assam NRC draft
Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi says, “Yesterday home minister said the 40 lakh people whose names have not come up in the list shouldn’t be scared...This means the government knows that some of them are Indian citizens”.
Govt approach has been casual... it didn’t take responsible and said it’s been directed by Supreme Court: Gogoi.
Lok Sabha speaker refuses to take up Assam NRC issue
Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan says the NRC issue was discussed yesterday and refuses to take up the matter today.
Jammu MP asks when will Rohingyas be deported
Jammu MP Jugal Kishore Sharma claims there are nearly 18,000-20,000 Rohingyas in the state and asks when they will be deported from the state.
Rohingyas are not refugees but illegal migrants in India.: Rijuju
MoS Home Kiren Rijiju says the government has made it clear that Rohingyas do not have the status of “refugee” but are “illegal migrants” in India.
Millions of refugees in India...We need a system that protects the country first, says MoS Home Kiren Rijiju in reply to Sugata Bose’s question on Rohingyas.
This is an unfortunate statement by him (TMC’s Sugata Bose). India is probably only country which has adopted such a soft approach to refugees. We also told Myanmar that we are ready to assist them in providing facilities to Rohingyas when they return:Kiren Rijiju.
Will we show ‘insaniyat’ for Rohingyas only in Bangladesh: Sugata Bose
External Affairs Ministry is conducting 'operation insaniyat' for Rohingyas in Bangladesh. There are 40,000 Rohingyas in India, will we show insaniyat for only those who are in Bangladesh?: Sugata Bose,TMC in Lok Sabha— ANI (@ANI) July 31, 2018
Rajnath Singh says border security has been sensitised about Rohingyas
Security in border areas have been sensitised to ensure Rohingyas don’t enter, says Rajnath Singh in Lok Sabha
He says after getting details about Rohingyas from state government, external affairs ministry will take up the matter with Myanmar and discuss about deporting them.
Border Security Force and Assam Rifles are deployed to stop further infiltration of #Rohingyas. Have issued advisory to states to monitor those who have already come and keep them at one place and not let them spread. States also have right to deport them: HM Rajnath Singh in LS— ANI (@ANI) July 31, 2018
TMC, AAP, Samajwadi Party MPs stage protest over Assam NRC
Rajya Sabha adjourned
Rajya Sabha adjourned till noon after TMC uproar over non-inclusion of over 40 lakh people in Assam National Register of Citizens.
Chairman Venkaiah Naidu said that home minister Rajnath Singh would give a statement on the issue in the upper House.
No Rohingya will be getting any legal document: Rijiju
MoS Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju says no Rohingya will be getting any legal document to show they are Indians. If there is evidence, we’ll investigate, he said.
Shiv Sena MP raises issue of Rohingyas in India
Shiv Sena lawmaker Arvind Ganpat Sawant raises the issue of Rohingya Muslims in India in Lok Sabha.
Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha proceedings begin
Proceedings in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha begin.
TMC MPs stage protest over NRC Assam issue
Trinamool Congerss MPs stage protest in front of Gandhi statue in Parliament over NRC Assam issue.
TDP MPs continue protest outside Parliament
TDP MPs continue their protest in Parliament demanding special status for Andhra Pradesh.
TDP MPs continue their protest in Parliament demanding special status for Andhra Pradesh. MP Naramalli Sivaprasad is today dressed up as Sathya Sai Baba, Prasad had earlier also dressed up as a schoolboy, Naradmuni and others. pic.twitter.com/XSnnXl808M— ANI (@ANI) July 31, 2018
Congress gives adjournment motion notice
Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury gives an adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha over draft of Assam NRC list.