New Delhi: On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a gathering at the Ramlila Maidan. During the speech, he not only targeted opposition but also claimed that no detention center exists in the country. \n\n\n\nDetention Centers\n\n\n\nHe said, \u2018There is no detention center in India\u2019, but the fact is that such centers exist in the country and even the government is constructing largest detention center in Matia in the Goalpara district in Assam. \n\n\n\nIn Assam, detention camps are also run out of the district jails in Dibrugarh, Silchar, Tezpur, Jorhat, Kokrajhar and Goalpara.\n\n\n\n\nhttps:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=k47iP3m-zSo\n\n\n\n\nThe Government has admitted that there are detention centers in the country.\n\n\n\nIn November 2019 replying to a written question in the Rajya Sabha, Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said, \u201cAs informed by the Government of Assam as on 22nd November 2019, 988 foreigners were lodged in six detention centers in Assam.\u201d\n\n\n\nOn 2nd July 2019, Union Minister of State (MoS) G Kishan Reddy in Lok Sabha had said that six detention centers have been designated in Assam to \u2018hold declared foreigners\u2019 and 335 people have been kept in these centers for more than three years.\n\n\n\nIn\nSeptember 2019 the Maharashtra Home Ministry had written to the Navi Mumbai\nplanning authority asking for a three-acre plot in Nerul to build the state\u2019s\nfirst detention centre.\n\n\n\nIn\nWest Bengal, in November 2019 Correction Services Minister Ujjal Biswas said\nthat state government has already finalized land in New Town area to set up two\ndetention centers.\n\n\n\nIn Karnataka, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai in a written response to a query by Bengaluru Central MP PC Mohan said that the Karnataka Government has informed the centre that they are in the process of establishing a detention centre soon.\n\n\n\nNationwide NRC\n\n\n\nAnother\nclaim which is made by Modi is that since 2014, no discussion on nationwide NRC\ntook place. He further said that NRC was conducted in Assam based on the SC\norder.\n\n\n\nHowever, Amit Shah recently said that NRC will be implemented across the country and all infiltrators will be identified and expelled before 2024 polls.\n\n\n\n\nhttps:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=ybXJTwnyvxY\n\n\n\n\nBJP on its Twitter handle had also wrote, \u201cWe will ensure implementation of NRC in the entire country\u201d. However, the tweet was deleted on 19th December 2019 after the protests against CAA and NRC intensified across the country.\n\n\n\nPresident's address\n\n\n\nIn the joint parliament session, President of India, Ram Nath Kovind had also said that government will implement NRC on priority basis. \n\n\n\n\nhttps:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=uuZyqybdNg8\n\n\n\n\nDuring\nthe speech, PM Modi quoted Manmohan Singh\u2019s statement. He said, "Dr.\nManmohan Sing said in Parliament that we should give citizenship to persecuted\nminorities from Bangladesh.\nIf what Manmohan Singh has said I do, then am I responsible?"\n\n\n\nSingh had said that any persecuted minority from other countries should be given change to claim citizenship in India whereas, the CAA gives Citizenship to religious minorities of three countries.