NRC: Complaint filed against Mamata over ‘civil war’ remark

The complaint is over the West Bengal Chief Minister’s remarks that the NRC in Assam could lead to a “bloodbath and a civil war in the country”.

A police complaint was lodged against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee by a youth leader in Lakhimpur on August 1 over her remarks on Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC) draft.

Sudipta Hazarika, general secretary of the central committee of the Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Parishad, filed the complaint at the North Lakhimpur Sadar police station over Ms. Banerjee’s remarks on July 31 that the NRC in Assam could lead to a “bloodbath and a civil war in the country”, the police said.

“Going against the Supreme Court Mamata Banerjee is making all efforts to halt the NRC process by meeting the Union Home Minister. There is apprehension that an uncalled for situation may be created any time. Therefore I appeal to you (officer-in-charge) to file a case against Mamata Banerjee and take necessary action,” Mr. Hazarika said in the complaint.

The police are yet to file an FIR.

The much-anticipated second draft of the NRC, touted to be a proof of Assamese citizenship, was published on July 30 and excluded 40 lakh people.

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