The Citizen Amendment Bill has given birth to an outrageous dilemma of fear to the minorities and approximately 30 people had died due to fear of CAB and NRC in West Bengal, said WB CM Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata.
The Chief Minister asked the people to have faith in her and categorically ruled out any exercise of NRC in Bengal. “We’ll fight to abolish the amendments in CAB and give the people their right to live,” she said. Earlier this month, a resolution was passed in the State Assembly against the NRC and the Chief Minister had taken to the streets on the issue. Ms. Banerjee had also raised the issue of NRC during her meeting with Home Minister Amit Shah in New Delhi.
Few months ago in October 2019, Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee visited the family members of a person who has allegedly committed suicide over fears surrounding NRC. Mr. Banerjee met the family of Kalachand Midya, who died in October.