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Rashtriya Bajrang Dal Calls For 12-hour Shutdown in Assam Today Against Final NRC List

Rashtriya Bajrang Dal Calls For 12-hour Shutdown in Assam Today Against Final NRC List :- The president of Rashtriya Bajrang Dal, Dinesh Kalita informed on Thursday that the Assam unit of Rashtriya Bajrang Dal has called a 12-hour state-wide shutdown on Friday i.e. September 6th, 2019 to press its demand for scrapping final NRC list published on August 31.

Rashtriya Bajrang Dal Calls For 12-hour Shutdown in Assam

He added that the shutdown will begin from 5 am to 5 pm on Friday protesting against the inclusion of illegal immigrants and the exclusion of Hindus from the final list. The organisation also urged the businessmen to close down all their commercial establishments to make the bandh a success.

As per his statement, the Rashtirya Bajrang Dal is also demanding the preparation of fresh citizens register with 1951 as the cut-off year instead of March 24, 1971, as in the case of NRC.

He said, “We demand constitutional safeguards for the indigenous people of the state and granting of Indian citizenship to all Hindus who have come as refugees to the country… We also demand that the names of all excluded indigenous people of the state be immediately included in the final NRC. We are committed to ensure a Bangladeshi-free Assam.”

Meanwhile, he also urged the government to settle Hindu refugees who have come here after 1971 in different parts of the country. He has also accused NRC State Coordinator, Prateek Hajela of conspiring to include names of several Bangladeshis in the final NRC to make them valid Indian citizens while leaving the Indians out of the list.

He said that the Rashtriya Bajrang Dal has chalked out a series of agitations such as an indefinite hunger strike, submitting a memorandum to the governor on their demands. He added, “We will continue with our agitation till the final NRC is scrapped.”

Earlier, the Assam government on August 31st, 2019 published the final list of the NRC. A total of 3.11 crore people made it to the final list leaving out 19,06,657 persons including those who did not submit claims.