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National Population Register: Questionnaire is being finalised, says Registrar General of India -Vijaita Singh

-The Hindu “The Hindu”, in a query filed under the RTI Act, sought information on the expected date of the first phase of Census 2021 and an update of the NPR. The office of the Registrar General of India (RGI) has said the schedule or the questionnaire of the National Population Register (NPR) is “being finalised” and the information about the expected date of first phase of Census 2021 is “not available.” The...

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Disastrous Decade for Data: The Way Forward -Arjun Kumar, PC Mohanan Amitabh Kundu

-Economic and Political Weekly In recent years, the Indian official data has been challenged for many reasons, most of them arising out of the perception that the government is reluctant to release unfavourable data. These doubts have been exacerbated by the controversy posed by the debate around Citizenship (Amendment) Act, National Population Register, and National Register of Citizens and the weakening of established institutions like the National Statistical Commission. The COVID-19...

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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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