Md. Mahmood Ali, the Home Minister of Telangana, recently addressed a public gathering and assured there would be no implementation of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Telangana.
After the implementation of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act [CAA,] 2019, Muslims residing in India are afraid of the NRC as it may pose a threat to their identity as citizens of India.
On the 14th of January, Mr. Ali addressed a public meeting in Makthal and said, “We will live peacefully in the State and there will not be any trouble.”
After the governments of West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Assam, Delhi and Andhra Pradesh clarified their stand regarding the CAA and NRC, the Indian National Congress (INC) is waiting for a response from the Telangana Government.
Although the Telangana Home Minister gave assurance to the citizens of Telangana regarding the NRC’s implementation, K. Chandrashekar Rao, the Chief Minister of Telangana, is yet to comment.
Since the Government of India (GoI) introduced and implemented the CAA, KCR, the President of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS,) has remained silent about the matter. Despite several warnings and deadlines given by the members of the INC, KCR did not speak about the CAA and the NRC.
An official announcement by the Telangana Government regarding the implementation of the CAA and the Government’s stand about the NRC is yet to be made.
Stay tuned for further updates.