Concerns over Hindus being left out of NRC raised at RSS meet: Sources

A detailed briefing was held by RSS affiliate 'Seema Jagran Manch' on the final list of the Assam NRC, published on August 31, that left out over 1.9 million people. 

Published: 07th September 2019 06:52 PM  |   Last Updated: 07th September 2019 06:52 PM   |  A+A-

People verify the National Register of Citizens NRC forms to file claims and objections at an NRC centre in Guwahati Tuesday Spet 25 2018. | PTI

People verify the National Register of Citizens NRC forms to file claims and objections at an NRC centre in Guwahati Tuesday Spet 25 2018. | (File | PTI)

By PTI

PUSHKAR: Concerns were raised at the RSS' meeting with its affiliates on Saturday over several genuine citizens being left out of the final list of the NRC in Assam, majority of whom they claimed are Hindus, sources said.

A detailed briefing was held by RSS affiliate 'Seema Jagran Manch' on the final list of the National Register of Citizen's in Assam, published on August 31, that left out over 1.9 million people, the sources said.

Over 200 delegates of 35 RSS affiliates are attending the coordination meeting, first such after the Lok Sabha elections.

BJP working president JP Nadda, general secretary (organisation) B L Santhosh and general secretary Ram Madhav are also in attendance.

Sources said during the briefing on the NRC concerns were raised on several genuine citizens being left out, especially those who settled in Assam from neighbouring states, the sources said.

ALSO READ | Assam NRC: Tarun Gogoi writes to CJI, says Prateek Hajela not efficient in discharging his duty

Leaders also expressed concerns claiming that majority of the 1.9 million people excluded are Hindus, they said.

The BJP has criticised the updated NRC list and has said the government will bring in a legislation to safeguard the Indian citizens if the Foreigners Tribunals deliver adverse judgements against the appeals.

At the meeting, a presentation was also made on the revoking of Jammu and Kashmir's special status and the situation in the Valley thereafter.

The Narendra Modi government's decision of abrogating provisions of Article 370 was "overwhelmingly applauded" by Sangh members in the meeting, who termed it as a decision in line with the organisation's ideology, the sources said.

RSS-backed 'Purav Sainik Seva Parishad', an organisation of former defence and paramilitary personnel, also shared its views and suggestion on the situation in Kashmir and overall security situation in the country, they said.

ALSO READ | Gauhati HC quashes tribunal’s judgement that declared BSF officer ‘foreigner’

The three-day-long meeting that will have 14 sessions, began on Saturday with an address by RSS general secretary Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi.

Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat will address the gathering on its concluding day on September 9.

A wide variety of issues are being discussed at the meeting, ranging from the environment to economy, the sources said.

The 'Swadeshi Jagran Manch' and the 'Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh' will brief delegates on the economic slowdown in the country, they said.

With the apex court hearing the Ayodhya land dispute case on a daily basis, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad will share at the meeting details of the ongoing judicial proceedings in the matter, the sources said.

A detailed analysis of the BJP's performance in the Lok Sabha elections and its recently-concluded membership drive will also be done at the meeting.

RSS publicity co-in-charge Nariender Kumar said it is a coordination meeting of Sangh and its affiliates, no decision or resolution is passed in this annual gathering.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp