India informed Bangladesh about NRC, assured there won't be deportations
The NRC draft sparked a political battle, but it wasn't known earlier that Delhi informed Dhaka about it before its release, IE reports. The report said Home Minister Rajnath Singh met his Bangladeshi counterpart Asaduzzaman Khan on July 13 and informed about 'broad contours' of NRC. It was assured there won't be any deportations, the report suggested. Here's more about what happened.
The report quoted a source that said Dhaka was told the implementation was Supreme Court mandated. "We worked assiduously to contain the fallout, and have been in close touch with the Bangladesh government, even before the release of the NRC this week," the source said. This was done to ensure ties between India and Bangladesh weren't negatively impacted.
It was reported that Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Harshvardhan Shringla met Bangladesh Foreign minister A H Mahmood Ali and ruling party, Awami League's general secretary Obaidul Quader after the draft was made public. It is also being speculated that Minister of State (External Affairs) V K Singh will meet Ali in Singapore, on sidelines of ASEAN meet, which will happen in few days.
As it turns out, the NRC hasn't left politics in Bangladesh unaffected. The country goes to elections next year, and it is likely that this issue will be raised by the Opposition. Meanwhile, the exclusion of 40 lakh names in the list, added fire to political fuel here. Rajnath Singh assured Indians should not be scared of this draft, which isn't final.