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Won't allow NRC implementation: Uddhav Thackeray

However, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray defended the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) saying that his party wasn’t against this law. The CAA is not about taking away citizenship, CM Thackeray added.

Won't allow NRC implementation: Uddhav Thackeray
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Amid the ongoing protests against the newly amended citizenship law and the proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC), Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said that he will not allow the implementation of NRC. 

However, the Shiv Sena chief defended the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) saying that his party wasn’t against this law. The CAA is not about taking away citizenship, CM Thackeray added.

“The CAA law will not throw anyone out of the country. Shiv Sena is not against this law. However, the NRC will make it difficult for Muslims along with Hindus to prove their citizenship. I will not let this happen in Maharashtra,” CM Uddhav Thackeray said. 

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray was speaking in an interview with Shiv Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamana’. The interview was being conducted by ‘Saamana’ Editor and Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut.

Earlier, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray had said that the Muslim community shouldn’t be afraid. The representatives from Muslim communities had met CM Thackeray to discuss their concern regarding the CAA and proposed NRC.

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The coalition partners – Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) - of Shiv Sena in the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government have expressed their anti-CAA and NRC stance. 

However, given the demand for bringing a resolution against CAA, the official stance of the MVA government is still not clear. Till now, four states including Kerala, Rajasthan, Punjab and West Bengal have already passed anti-CAA resolution. 

As per the new amendment in the Citizenship Law, the CAA will grant citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Parsis, Buddhists and Christians who have come to India on or before December 31, 2014, from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan fleeing religious persecution. 

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People have been protesting against the CAA and NRC all across the country. The women are leading sit-in protests at various cities. 

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