Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, on World Humanitarian Day, tweeted that her heart goes out to those 40 lakh people left out of the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam.
“Today is World Humanitarian Day. Respecting human rights is one of the basic tenets of our constitution. On this day, my heart goes out to the 40 lakh people who have become refugees in their own country because of #NRCAssam,” Mamata wrote on Twitter.
The complete draft NRC that was published on July 30 had the names of 2,89,83,677 and left out 40,70,707 people on grounds of being ineligible for inclusion.
Of the 40,70,707 names, 37,59,630 were rejected and the claims of 2,48,077 were put on hold.