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Delhi Assembly rejects NPR in resolution: How is NPR 2020 different from NPR 2010

There are many significant differences in the way the NPR 2020 will be rolled out, when compared to NPR in 2010. Meanwhile, Delhi assembly's anti-NPR resolution came a day after Union Home Minister assured in Parliament that no documents would need to be produced for NPR

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New Delhi Updated on: March 13, 2020 19:28 IST
 Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal arrives for a special session of
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 Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal arrives for a special session of 17th Legislative Assembly of Delhi at Delhi Vidhan Sabha in New Delhi, Friday

 

The Delhi assembly on Friday passed a resolution against the implementation of the National Population Register (NPR), in a specially convened one-day session on Friday.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal requested the Centre to withdraw both the NPR and the yet-to-be-introduced Nationwide Register of Indian Citizens (NRIC), reasoning that he, along with 60 members of the assembly, didn’t have birth certificates.

When Kejriwal asked if any MLAs in the 70-member-house had their birth certificates on them, only nine members raised their hands.

What’s the difference between proposed NPR in 2020 and the last NPR in 2010?

As Delhi assembly became the latest to adopt an anti-NPR stance, here is a look at is making the non-BJP governments jittery about the revised NPR.

According to an article in The Print earlier this week, the new NPR not only seeks details such as voter ID number, driver’s license and Aadhar numbers, it also calls upon the respondents to state their date and place of birth of their parents.

Further, the new NPR also seeks information on the mother tongue of the respondents.

While the Union Home Minister Amit Shah stated in Parliament during a debate on Delhi riots over Wednesday and Thursday that no documents needed to be produced during the upcoming NPR exercise, fears have been expressed over the provision of legal penalty if one refuses or conceals information sought by the surveyor.

Also read: I too have no birth certificate: Telangana CM K Chandrashekhar Rao on NPR

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