What’s NPR? How different is it from the NCR? Are the two connected? Is NPR necessary and how does it benefit the government and the people? Let us break it all down for you.
The decision by the Union Cabinet which approved over Rs 3,900 crore for a National Population Register (NPR) has invited criticism from the Opposition. The Opposition was quick to say that the NPR is the first step towards the National Register of Citizens or NRC.
Union home minister Amit Shah made it clear that the NPR is not going to be used for the NRC. There is no connection between the two processes and it cannot be used in each other’s survey, Shah also said.