Those living in Bengal have nothing to fear about NRC, reassures Mamata
Birsingha: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee once again assured the people of Bengal on Tuesday that the National Register of Citizens (NRC) would not be implemented in the state. Banerjee's assertion comes on the day when another NRC death reportedly occurred at Dhupguri in Jalpaiguri.
"Some people are triggering fear among people by saying that one has to produce the certificate of 1971 to prove one's citizenship. I would tell people that no NRC would be implemented here in the state. You should not be worried over the issue. I am assuring you that we would not allow its implementation. Those who are living in the state have nothing to worry about. All the people can stay happy and healthy. What some people are propagating
in the name of NRC is completely false and a rumour. Please don't believe what is being said," Banerjee told a gathering at Birsingha village of West Midnapore, while attending a programme to commemorate the 200th birth anniversary of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar.
The Chief Minister also clarified that census is carried out every ten years to ascertain information like the number of children, number of women and how many people study in schools and colleges. During the census, information is also compiled on how many people are involved in cultivation and how many of them are labourers.
Incidentally, a 40-year-old man from Dhupguri has committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree adjacent to his house. The family members alleged that Shyamal Roy, the deceased, had been under fear of being driven out of the state after the implementation of NRC.
The district administration is yet to confirm the actual reason of his death. The local residents also claimed that he had been going through mental depression after he failed
to collect some documents.
He left the house late on Monday evening and hanged himself.
It may be mentioned here that nine people excluding Roy have so far committed suicide out of fear of being driven out of the country. They have been identified as Milan Mondal from Murshidabad, Annada Roy from Moynaguri, Mintu Sarkar from Balurghat, Amena Beyua from Hingalgunj, Mintu Mondal from Basirhat, Nayeb Ali from Sashan in North 24-Parganas, Kalachand Midde from Falta and Kamal Hossain and Soleman Sarkar from Itahar.