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UP CM Signals Implementation of NRC in State

NEW DELHI: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has called the implementation of National Register of Citizens (NRC) an “important and brave” decision of the government and said the state can look at rolling out the exercise in phases if the need arises.

“In the first phase, it has been Assam and the way it is being implemented there, it can be an example for us. Using their experience, we can start it here phase-wise,” Adityanath said in an interview to Indian Express. He added that the step was crucial for national security and would block the rights of poor being taken away by illegal immigrants.

The chief minister’s statements come a day after his Haryana counterpart Manohar Lal said NRC would be implemented in the state. “We will implement NRC in Haryana,” Khattar told reporters in Panchkula after meeting Justice HS Bhalla (retd) and former Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba at their residences here.