A retired army Subedar, a sitting MLA and a nephew of a former president of India, these three are among the over 40 lakh people in Assam who could lose their Indian citizenship. The controversy over the National Citizen Register hit fever pitch today as it rocked both houses of parliament.
BJP President Amit Shah slammed the opposition parties claiming that the Congress did not have the courage to implement the Assam Accord signed by Rajiv Gandhi in 1985.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is in the national capital and she called it a move to "divide the people". She warned of a "civil war" and a "blood bath". An FIR has been registered against Mamata Banerjee in Assam for these remarks.
The Supreme Court stepped into the matter and has ordered that no coercive action must be taken against anyone named in the final draft list.