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Won't allow NRC in Bengal: Mamata
Won't allow NRC in Bengal: Mamata

Kolkata, Nov 20 (TIWN) On a day when union home minister Amit Shah asserted that the National Register of Citizens (NRC) exercise would be undertaken across India, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee assured people on Wednesday that her government will never allow preparation of any such list.

She said on Wednesday that no one could take anyone's citizenship away in Bengal, and that her government wouldn't divide people on communal lines.

Earlier, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said the NRC would be implemented across India, and that nobody, irrespective of his or her religion, needed to be afraid.

In Assam, the updated final NRC, which validates bonafide Indian citizens, has left out over 19 lakh applicants.

The NRC aims to identify illegal immigrants -- primarily from Bangladesh -- who entered Assam and settled there after March 25, 1971, and deport them to their native country.

Amit Shah said in Parliament that people whose names are missing from the NRC can approach tribunals formed at the tehsil level.

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