UP Shia Central Waqf Board favours implementation of NRC

UP Shia Central Waqf Board, Uttar Pradesh, NRC, National Register of Citizens, Indian Muslims, Citizenship Act, UPSCWB, Chairman, Waseem Rizvi
Uttar Pradesh Shia Central Waqf Board Chairman Waseem Rizvi said that Hindustani Muslims do not face any threat from the National Register of Citizens. File photo: PTI

Favouring implementation of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), the Uttar Pradesh Shia Central Waqf Board (UPSCWB) on Thursday (December 26) said that Indian Muslims do not face any threat from it.

“Hindustani Muslims do not have any threat from NRC. It should be implemented in the country. The real matter is of identification of intruders, who are the real threat to the country,” UPSCWB Chairman Waseem Rizvi said.

“The intruders are vote bank for the TMC and the SP. The Congress is making voter identity cards of intruders from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan. If NRC is implemented, their real face will come to the fore,” he said.

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His statement comes amid raging protests across the country against the proposed implementation of NRC and controversial amendments to the citizenship law.

The NRC was conducted in Assam to identify genuine Indian citizens living in the state since March 24, 1971, or before, and illegal Bangladeshi migrants. Out of 3.3 crore applicants, over 19 lakh people were excluded from the states final NRC published on August 30.

Rizvi said that while Hindus from other countries have come to India due to atrocities, Muslims have come for their “personal gains or for harming India.” Only Indian Muslims are Hindustani and rest are intruders and should leave the country, he asserted.

Referring to the recent clashes during anti-CAA protests, he said that these were part of a “conspiracy”.

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