Home Minister Amit Shah, in the Rajya Sabha announced the government would perform all mean possible to identify illegal immigrants.
Amit Shah’s statement was a reply to a question asked by Samajwadi Party (SP) member Javed Ali Khan.
Javed Ali Khan asked Shah whether the National Register of Citizens (NRC) would be employed in other states as well, to which Shah said, “It is a very good question.”
“We will identify all the illegal immigrants and infiltrators living on every inch of this country and deport them as per the international law,” the BJP chief said speaking during the Question Hour in Rajya Sabha.
The Narendra Modi government has often been criticized over its stand on immigrants.
Amit Shah made his remarks a day after the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said that the Centre has executed a multi-pronged approach to be sure regarding effective surveillance and domination of international borders to check infiltration of illegal migrants.
The MHA, in a written reply to BJP MP Parvesh Sahib Singh in Lok Sabha, said, “Physical infrastructure like border fencing, floodlighting, construction of border roads and establishment of border outposts has been created.”