Demonstrations are continuing across the country regarding the amended citizenship law.The bill was supported by Nitish Kumar’s party Janata Jal United (JDU) in Parliament, although JDU National Vice President Prashant Kishore has been opposing it.Now Kishore has also spoken on the issue of National Register of Citizens of India (NRC).He said, ‘I am not going behind its intention.In reality, when such laws are implemented, it is the poor who suffer the most from it.Like demonetisation, the purpose of implementing it was to hurt those who have black money.The rich only have black money.After all, who paid the price for it, the poor man paid the price, who did not even have black money.They had to be in line. Prashant Kishore further said, ‘Talking of NRC, everyone has to show their documents to prove their citizenship.Many people will not have documents or will not be able to obtain them.Even if there are documents, people will have to visit government offices for this.This will harass them, corruption will increase and many other problems will arise.200 million people do not have their own house, how will they prove their citizenship. ‘The JDU vice-president further said, “There should be talk of Aadhaar or Voter ID card for NRC.
Demonstrations are continuing across the country regarding the amended citizenship law.
Either the government should say that those who have Aadhaar and voter cards are citizens of India, but they (government) are not saying so .This means that for NRC, we have to show the Aadhaar and Voter card documents.Why are we doing this?Assuming that three percent of the people in the country are living illegally, then you can adopt some other method to find them and exclude them, there is no harm in that. Prashant Kishore further said, ‘I am a citizen of India and what do I need to prove it.I do not understand this decision of the government.If the government does not mention the implementation of NRC in the country, then the Citizenship Amendment Act can be discussed, there is no harm in it.If the government says its combination then it is not acceptable at all.Then it discriminates on religious as well as class basis.He further said, ‘My party supported the citizenship law but I opposed it.Only the head of the party (Nitish Kumar) can tell about the support.The party has said many times that NRC has no need in Bihar and they (Nitish Kumar) have assured me.He has said that the party’s stand on this issue will remain, there is no need to change it and I am confident that there will be no NRC in Bihar.It is not possible to do NRC across the country.