How will govt deal with 19 lakh declared 'non-citizens' in NRC, asks Chidambaram after Centre's assurance to Bangladesh

  • Congress leader P Chidambaram on Monday asked the Centre how it will deal with 19 lakh people declared non-citizens

  • The Centre had on Sunday assured Bangladesh that the NRC process will not affect the country.

  • The former Union minister said the country is obliged to answer these questions as it celebrates Mahatma Gandhi's humanism

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

He asked how long will 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 celebrates 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.

Chidambaram has been lodged in Tihar Jail since 5 September  in the INX Media case.

Updated Date: Oct 07, 2019 16:39:09 IST