News UpdatesEnforce NRC Throughout India To Remove “Illegal Immigrants”: PIL In SC Seeks Issuance Of Directions To Centre To Revise Voters’ List Sanya Talwar14 Aug 2020 2:00 AMShare This – xA plea has been moved in the Supreme Court seeking issuance of directions to the Government to take action against Foreigners illegally residing in India in violation of the foreigners Act, 1946 & against those residing in India in violation of the cut of date of March 1, 1947 & 19 July 1948.The plea seeks nationwide implementation of National Register of Citizens (NRC) to give effect…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA plea has been moved in the Supreme Court seeking issuance of directions to the Government to take action against Foreigners illegally residing in India in violation of the foreigners Act, 1946 & against those residing in India in violation of the cut of date of March 1, 1947 & 19 July 1948.The plea seeks nationwide implementation of National Register of Citizens (NRC) to give effect to section 14-A of Citizenship Act, 1955, adding that the “Central Government has failed to carry out and implement the said provision due to which the citizens of the country are facing tremendous problems”.Moved through 6 petitioners on behalf of Advocate Vishnu Shankar Jain & drawn by Advocate Hari Shankar Jain, the plea demands action against “illegal foreign immigrants” by a proactively working towards PAN India NRC implementation.”The voter lists of the Parliament and State Assembly elections should be checked and the names of foreign nationals should be removed from them. As per the powers granted by the Constitution’s Article 142, the Government must verify the nationality of a citizen before including in the voters’ list” – the plea statesStating that due to the non-implementation of Clause 154A of the Citizenship Act of 1955 by Government, the nation is facing “huge obstacles”, the plea contends that as millions of people live in the country illegally, it endangers the unity & sovereignty of the nation.”As per Clause 154, A of the Act 1955, the registration of Indian citizens in the National Register of Citizens is the duty of the Central Government. The Government did not carry out this duty so far; as a result, the nation is facing huge obstacles. Millions of people live in the country illegally. This endangers the unity and sovereignty of the nation. Also, these people relish the luxuries and facilities without paying taxes” – excerpt of pleaThe petitioners state that the Election Commission has allowed illegal foreigners to enlist their names in Voters’ lists due to which they obtained the Adhaar Card, PAN Card & Ration Card through “illicit ways & means”. “These forged documents enabled them to get employment and avail huge benefits from other Government schemes” the plea states.Petitioners have elicited that the presence of illegal migrants in the country has generated a host of tensions in the country which include political, economic, ethnic and communal tensions and that they are “eating into menials, semi-skilled and skilled jobs depriving the Indian citizens of livelihood but it is also creating law and order problem”Calling the act of immigrants from Pakistan & Bangladesh entering Indian territory a “mischievous” act carried out with the intention of changing the demography of India, the petitioners contend that that immigrants are in a position to influence the results of elections in a large number of constituencies, specifically in the North-east. This, the petitioners claim is not a problem restricted to Assam & West Bengal only but the whole of India.Thus, the plea states,”That it is strange that the Central Government has failed to implement the provisions contained in Articles 6 and 7 of the Constitution of India and also implementing the mandate of Section 14-A of Citizenship Act, though it came into force w.e.f. 03.12.2004. That due to slackness on the part of Central Government Nation, the States and the citizens of the country are facing tremendous problems. Such inaction has created a situation of internal disturbance due to external aggression even though the Government of India is under Constitutional obligation under Article 355 of the Constitution of India… That the foremost duty of a Government is to exclude all aliens and to take stern action to save the country from foreign illegal immigrants.”In this backdrop, the plea urges the Court to issue directions to the Centre for issuance of National Identity Card to every citizen of India & direct the EC to revise the voters list applicable for elections to House of the People & Legislative Assemblies of the states, excluding the names of foreigners & non-citizens of India from voters list.Additionally, the petitioners seek directions to the GOI by Top Court in exercise of the powers under Article 142 of the Constitution to lay out guidelines for “determining citizenship of a person before registering him as a voter in the electoral roll for the election of House of the People and Legislative Assemblies of the States”.Next Story
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