Bring DNA-based NRC to know original residents; withdraw CAA: Dalit outfits in Uttar Pradesh
Dalit outfits in Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur urged the central government to bring a DNA-based National Register of Citizens (NRC) in order to differentiate between an original resident of the country and an immigrant. The outfits also demanded the revocation of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act or CAA and asked the government to desist from carrying out the National Population Register (NPR) exercise.
The Purvanchal Sena, Asur Chatra Sangathan and the Bhim Army are running a postcard campaign against the CAA and NPR in Gorakhpur. The campaign was started on February 4 and the Dalit outfits have sent over 500 postcards to Prime Minister Narendra Modi showing their dissent against the contentious citizenship law.
In their campaign, the outfits went on to make a quite peculiar demand over the NRC. Purvanchal Sena president Dhirendra Pratap said, “A DNA-based NRC will be better. At least, it will be known to everyone who is the original resident of India and who are migrants.”
To stress on the seriousness of their campaign, another office-bearer of the Purvanchal Sena, Surendra Valmiki said that the campaign will not end unless the CAA is withdrawn and the NPR is stopped.
While speaking to media, he said, “We appeal to the prime minister through postcards to use the money meant for the implementation of the CAA-NPR-NRC for free education, better health services, safety and security of women besides stopping farmers’ suicides, eradication of corruption, providing facilities to soldiers and reduce unemployment.”
Courtesy : timenownews.com