The Perils of the NRC project in Assam : This is too serious and dangerous. Supreme Court must not remain silent

Vidya Bhushan Rawat at deekshabhoomi
Vidya Bhushan Rawat

Nearly two million
people, predominantly Muslims have been left out of the NRC list in Assam.
Now those who know about the Assam problem understand it will that Assam burnt
because of the invasion of the outsiders in the state and conflict among
different tribe groups. The issue of livelihood is greater. This issue was
never communal or Hindu Muslim.
Assam those days was a challenge to Bengali
domination but the Hindutva experts have converted the entire issue of into a
Hindu Muslim issue after the government brought changes in the Citizenship act
which wish to embrace Hindus from other countries here. This has resulted in a
fearful situation as Muslims living in Assam for decades have been
declared as foreigner. Even a Kargil war hero, a political leader is out of
list. Many fathers are in the list but not their children.

The most
fearful and dangerous aspect of this government’s policy is that it knows fully
well that it can’t send people anywhere so it is planning to create detention
centers to keep them there.

Now,
Americans can manage a few thousands and are having problems. Can Indian
government afford to have a budget for people living in these detention centers?

Why do you
want to keep people in these detention centers? If there is something, make them
creation centers, do provide them space and allow them to grow and contribute
to our nation’s growth.

The biggest
joke is the BJP leader and important minister in Assam government Himanta
Biswal Sarma is not satisfied with it and want to file a review petition in the
Supreme Court. They are not satisfied with nearly two million people perhaps
they want more as well as they wish more Hindus to be in and Muslim to be out.

Here in
Delhi, an imported president from Bihar, has demanded that NRC be done in Delhi
too. There is a clamour for it everywhere as this will be the ultimate way to
terrorise the Muslims before the next elections.

This is
too serious and dangerous. Supreme Court must not remain silent on such
scandalous and ruinous ideas emerging that may destroy the unity and integrity
of the country for ever.

Please rise
above and save India from dividing villages and galli muhallas. This is a great
and dangerous game being played where those and all those who are enjoying its
patronage want to ensure it remain with them forever and for that dissent has
to be curtailed and an environment of fear and intimidation be spread all
around.

A great
Hindi satirist Sampat Saral mentioned once that it was good that we did not
have the TV channels when we fought the first war of independence or in 1947 otherwise,
we would never have got our freedom.

I would say,
not only this, there would have been a perpetual communal war in India with
these gangsters who promote open violence.

I saw big
joke when Hindutva propagandist channel showed how to ‘protect’ yourself in the
eventuality of a ‘nuclear’ attack?

Now, our learned friend must know that there will no be any winner or loser in any nuclear attack. How will you protect yourself to a sudden attack and how do you know where to move? But what do you do when all these anchors who spread hatred and absolute communal propaganda give you ideas about ‘protection’ from nuclear attack and rather debating the issue of how to deescalate tension between India and Pakistan?

Now, since
your domestic constituency has to be managed hence you want to be seen as have
humiliated Pakistan but that does not resolve the issue.

It is time,
we raise these issues. All those citizens who are not in NRC need to be looked
into seriously. If Bangladesh or any other country are ready to accept them as
their citizens please send them back but if not, then what do you do? Do you
kill them? or you can think some creative ways too.

Use the
human resource for some good purposes. Let there be a plan to settle them
elsewhere giving them some terms and conditions to get Indian citizenship.

There is
nothing wrong in giving people citizenship on humanitarian ground but yes, the
country has a right to dictate terms.

We hope the
Supreme Court will take note of it and provide a fair constitutional remedy to
it.

Vidya
Bhushan Rawat

September 1st, 2019

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