The Bharatiya Janata Party has once again displayed its unmistakable bigotry. On Thursday, April 11, it tweeted, “We will ensure implementation of NRC in the entire country. We will remove every single infiltrator from the country, except Buddha, Hindus and Sikhs,” attributing to BJP President Amit Shah.
Shah has long engaged in communal, divisive rhetoric. In September 2018, when speaking at a rally at Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan, he said “These crores of illegal immigrants are like termites and they are eating the grain that should go to our poor and they are taking our jobs. They carry out blasts in our country and so many of our people die,” adding, “I want to assure you that if we come to power in 2019, we will find them one by one and send them away,”
The Telegraph reported. Shah stated, “After forming government in 2019, the BJP will undertake a nationwide identification of illegal infiltrators living in the country.”…
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