NRC will be extended to Jammu and Kashmir: BJP

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday demanded that Rohingyas and “other infiltrators” should be repatriated from Union Territories of J&K and Ladakh, days after Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that all infiltrators living in the country would be expelled through National Register of Citizens (NRC).

“The NRC exercise will also be held in both the UTs of J&K and Ladakh and all Rohingyas and other infiltrators will have to leave,” said BJP General Secretary (Organisation), Ashok Koul.

He said the Centre was firm in its resolve to ensure that all infiltrators will have to go back to their respective countries.

“Once the NRC exercise is taken up Rohingyas, who have come from Myanmar and other places will be expelled,” Koul said.

This is for the first time that J&K BJP has demanded that NRC should be extended to J&K too. Koul claimed that the NRC exercise will start in J&K early next year.

Meanwhile, Koul said the delimitation commission, to be set up in J&K, would be headed by a judge from Supreme Court or High Court.

“The commission will be constituted by the end of this month,” he said.

The BJP has said that the delimitation commission should keep area, population and connectivity of the areas in mind in distribution of the Assembly segments to be added to the two regions of Jammu and Kashmir.