Amit Shah says no NPR-NRC link, his Govt linked it 9 times in House -Deeptiman Tiwary

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published Published on Dec 25, 2019   modified Modified on Dec 25, 2019
-The Indian Express

"I assure all the people, specially from the minorities, that NPR is not going to be used for NRC. It’s a rumour,” Amit Shah said.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah Tuesday drew a distinction between the National Population Register (NPR) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) saying both were governed by different laws and NPR data would never be used for the NRC exercise. In an interview to ANI he said: “NPR is the database on which policy is made. NRC is a process in which people are asked to prove their citizenship. There is no connection between the two processes, nor can they be used in each other’s survey. NPR data can never be used for NRC. Even the laws are different…I assure all the people, specially from the minorities, that NPR is not going to be used for NRC. It’s a rumour.”

Facts show otherwise. That NRC shall be carried out on the basis of NPR is enshrined in the Citizenship Rules of 2003 under the Citizenship Act 1955. Indeed, NPR is part and parcel of the rules framed for NRC.

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The Indian Express, 25 December, 2019, https://indianexpress.com/article/india/npr-nrc-link-amit-shah-central-government-parliament-6183572/


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