దక్షిణాది రాష్ట్రాలలో తొలిసారిగా కర్ణాటక ప్రభుత్వం ఎన్ఆర్ సి అమలు చేయాలని ఆలోచన చేస్తున్నది. 15 రోజుల్లో ఈ విషయమై తీసుకుంటామని బిజెపి ప్రభుత్వం ప్రకటించింది. అస్సాం రాష్ట్రంలో ఈ ప్రక్రియ తర్వాత ఉత్తరప్రదేశ్, జార్ఖండ్ హర్యానా రాష్ట్రాలలో కూడా చేపట్టాలని అక్కడి ప్రభుత్వాలు భావిస్తున్నాయి. పశ్చిమ బెంగాల్లో కూడా ఎన్.ఆర్.సి చేపడతామని కేంద్ర బీజేపీ మంత్రులు ఇప్పటికే హెచ్చరించారు.

Karnataka first state in South to moot NRC

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BENGALURU: The BJP government in Karnataka has proposed introducing the National Register of Citizens (NRC), thus becoming the first state in southern India to consider the controversial move to weed out illegal immigrants.

After Assam released its NRC list in August, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Haryana and Uttarakhand have also pitched for NRC.

“We (the state government) have already started the preliminary exercise to prepare the grounds to introduce NRC in Karnataka by collecting all necessary information. After this, we’ll discuss it (NRC) with Union home minister Amit Shah and take a final call within a week or two,” home minister Basavaraj Bommai told reporters here on Thursday.

After a couple of rounds of meeting over the past few weeks, Bommai said he has asked police to prepare a database of illegal immigrants in the state. State home department sources said police is already on the job.

The minister said Karnataka is one of the states in which a lot of people from across the border are infiltrating and settling down. According to police sources, the illegal immigrants are largely concentrated in Bengaluru and Malnad districts of Kodagu and Chikkamagaluru, where they mostly work in coffee estates.

In July, Bengaluru South BJP MP Tejasvi Surya had asked the Centre and the home minister in the LS to extend the NRC to Karnataka in order to weed out illegal Bangladeshi settlers, alleging “they posed a serious security threat”. Surya also claimed in the House that then CM HD Kumaraswamy had himself admitted that there are more than 40,000 illegal Bangladeshi immigrants in Bengaluru alone.

Courtesy Times of india…