TDN World Desk: Jamaat-e-Islami Hind urged all the state Chief Ministers to not to implement the controversial NRC till the central government nullify the discriminatory Citizenship Act.

Writing separate letter to each state Chief Minister JIH president Sadatullah Hussaini said, “You are the chief representative of the people of your state. You are duty bound to protect the safety, security and fundamental rights of your people. We, therefore, urge you to disallow the implementation of the proposed NRC in your state. As law and order is a state subject, you are quite within your constitutional rights to ensure the non-implementation of NRC. We also urge you to stop the process of the National Population Register (NPR) until the Centre assures the nation that it will not implement NRC and shall rollback CAA”.

Stating the Citizenship Act as ‘divisive’ and against the constitution, the JIH president urged all the state Chief Minister to look into the NRC and CAA as a whole.

“The CAA has to be seen along with the proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC). They should not be seen in isolation. Their combination creates a situation in which Muslims of India will be stripped of their citizenship and sent to detention centres as has been seen in the state of Assam. That is because, except Muslims, all those who cannot prove their citizenship in the NRC exercise shall be accommodated via the CAA route. This may lead to a potential human rights disaster that can have horrendous consequences,” reads the letter.

“Your decision will be crucial to uphold the idea of India as a constitutional, secular and plural democracy. We are confident that you will not disappoint the people of your state,” Hussaini added in the letter.