6 Trinamool MPs stopped at Silchar airport, not allowed to visit Assam on NRC issue

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Aug 02, 2018, 04:09 PM IST

Villagers wait outside the National Register of Citizens (NRC) centre to get their documents verified by government officials, at Mayong Village in Morigaon district, in the northeastern state of Assam, India July 8, 2018. Photograph:(Reuters)

Trinamool Congress delegation has been stopped at Silchar airport and not allowed to visit Assam on National Register of Citizens (NRC) issue. 


Six Trinamool Congress MPs and two MLAs have reportedly been detained at Silchar Airport. 

''Our delegation was detained at Silchar airport. It is our democratic right to meet people, this is a super emergency like situation,'' Derek O' Brien, TMC MP told ANI.

The draft list, which was released on Monday, has left out nearly 40 lakh people in Assam, incorporating names of 2.89 crore people out of 3.29 crore applicants. The list was released in line with the directions of the Supreme Court to identify permanent residents and illegal migrants from Bangladesh.

Soon after the final draft was released, the Congress and TMC alleged irregularities in the report, with Assam Congress MP Ripun Bora terming it as a politically motivated move. The Opposition leaders also created a ruckus in the Parliament, leading to the adjournment of the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also alleged that the NRC exercise in Assam was done with a "political motive" to divide people and warned that it would lead to bloodbath and a civil war in the country.

She said the saffron party was trying to divide the country and asserted this will not be tolerated.