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Women Write to CMs, Seek Delinking of NPR from Census 2021

-Newsclick.in About 1,000 women lawyers, academics and organisations have sent letters to all chief ministers, ahead of the updation process likely to begin on April 1. New Delhi: About 1,000 women lawyers, academics, anganwadi workers and organisations from 20 states have written letters to all chief ministers of the country, flagging to them the ‘grave danger’ to women due to linking the updation of NPR with the house listing of Census 2021. Releasing...

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‘NPR a step towards divisive citizenship regime’

-The Hindu Rights groups demand amendments to 2003 citizenship rules Two umbrella organisations of NGOs and rights groups on Saturday said that they would withdraw their call for boycott of the National Population Register (NPR) if Home Minister Amit Shah made amendments to the Citizenship (Registration of Citizens and Issue of National Identity Cards) Rules, 2003, according to the statements made by the latter in the floor of the Parliament. The statements were...

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Amit Shah’s NPR word vs rule -Anita Joshua

-The Telegraph 'No document will be sought under the NPR; you are free to give whatever information you want' Union home minister Amit Shah on Thursday said no one would be marked “doubtful” if they did not provide all the information sought for the preparation of the National Population Register (NPR), adding that no documents needed to be furnished during the process, either. Shah was responding in the Rajya Sabha to a specific...

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TMC, CPI(M) fact-check Shah’s no ‘doubtful’ category in NPR assertion

-The Hindu Clauses 3 to 6 of the 2003 rules under the Citizenship Act, deal exclusively with the process of preparation of NPR. In a fact-check of Union Home minister Amit Shah’s assertion in the Parliament that nobody would be marked as ‘doubtful’ in the National Population Register, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and CPI(M) on Friday said that the government would have to amend the 2003 rules under the Citizenship Act, which...

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Delhi Assembly passes resolution against NPR, NRC

-PTI “Me, my wife, my entire cabinet don’t have birth certificates to prove citizenship. Will we be sent to detention centres?” Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal asked. The Delhi Assembly passed a resolution on Friday against the National Population Register (NPR) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC). At the one-day special session, which was held to discuss the NPR and the NRC, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal requested the Centre to withdraw them. Please click...

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