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After assurance to Bangladesh, how will Centre deal with 19 lakh ‘non-citizens’: PC 

New Delhi, October 7

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram, who is currently lodged in Tihar Jail in a corruption case, on Monday asked the Centre how it would deal with 19 lakh people being declared non-citizens after assuring Bangladesh the NRC process would not affect that country.

He asked how long would the 19 lakh people left out of the NRC live with uncertainty, anxiety and denial of civic and human rights.

The former Union minister said the country is obliged to answer these questions as it celebrated Mahatma Gandhi’s humanism.

Asking his family to tweet on his behalf, Chidambaram said, “If NRC is a ‘legal process’, how will the legal process deal with the 19 lakh persons who have been declared non-citizens?”

“If Bangladesh has been assured that the NRC process will not affect Bangladesh, how will the Indian state deal with the 19 lakh persons,” he tweeted. “As we celebrate Mahatma Gandhi’s humanism, we are obliged to answer these questions,” he said.

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