AAP-led Delhi passes resolution against NPR

The Aam Admi Party-ruled Delhi on Friday passed an Assembly resolution against the National Population Register (NPR) asserting that the majority in the country will be the biggest sufferers if the NPR is implemented.

“Under the NPR and NRC, the public will be asked to prove their citizenship. 90% of the people have no official birth certificate to prove this. Will everyone be sent to the detention center? This fear is haunting everyone. My appeal to the Center is to stop NPR and NRC,” Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said in the assembly.

AAP leader and Delhi Cabinet Minister Gopal Rai moved a resolution against the NPR in Delhi Assembly on Friday.

Rai said irrespective of whatever assurances the Home Minister Amit Shah has been giving, the NRC will naturally follow NPR as the 2003 rules say so.

Lashing out at the central ministry for conflicting statements on NPR-NRC-CAA, Rai said, “There are a lot of questions regarding NPR, NRC in the minds of people… because the PM, HM, and the Home Ministry have issued different statements on these issues.

Tabling the resolution, Rai said the NPR updation should be stalled in Delhi. “And if the Centre insists, the process should be carried out in accordance with the 2010 format,” the minister added.

“NPR is nothing but a backdoor entry for NRC. NPR should not be implemented anywhere in India,” MLA Atishi Marlena said in the house.

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