New Delhi, Jan 16: Kerala and West Bengal have communicated to the Registrar General to put on hold the exercise of the National Population Register (NPR). The Registrar General has received the communication, two weeks after both the state governments had said that the NPR would not be implemented.
The states had written to their respective district magistrates saying that this process would be detrimental to public and hence the same be put on hold, a Home Ministry source confirmed to OneIndia.
The source, however, added that the Home Ministry has no reason to believe that these states would not cooperate. The manpower for such an exercise is drawn from the states.
New Delhi, Dec 24: Move over citizenship bill, the hot topic now is the NPR. The focus over the next couple of days is likely to shift to the NPR or the National Population Register.
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.
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