Kolkata, December 14: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday reiterated that Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) will not be implemented in the state. She also urged people to not create any disturbance or take law in hands. West Bengal, along with Punjab, Kerala, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, are opposing Citizenship Act. Citizenship Act Stir in Bengal: Intellectuals Appeals for Calm.
"I request everyone to not create any disturbance or involve in any kind of violence. Be sure that the Citizenship Amendment Act and National Register of Citizens (NRC) will not be implemented in Bengal as we won't allow it. Please don't block roads and take law in hands," she said. Citizenship Act Will Be Implemented in West Bengal, Mamata Can't Stop It: Dilip Ghosh.
WB CM Mamata Banerjee:I request everyone to not create any disturbance or involve in any kind of violence. Be sure that #CitizenshipAmendmentAct&National Register of Citizens (NRC) will not be implemented in Bengal as we won't allow it. Please don't block roads&take law in hands. pic.twitter.com/upN2ONMiey
— ANI (@ANI) December 14, 2019
Demonstrations were reported from several parts of West Bengal on Saturday by people protesting against Citizenship Act. Incidents of violence were reported from North 24 Paragans and Murshidabad districts and rural Howrah. Train services were also blocked in the Sealdah-Hasnabad section of Eastern Railway.
The Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 seeks to give Indian citizenship to illegal migrants who are Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Parsi, and Christians from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh, who entered India till December 31, 2014.