TDN World Desk: On Friday, AAP govt has moved resolution against NPR asserting that if NPR is implemented in the country the majority will be the biggest sufferers.
The anti-NPR resolution was moved in Delhi Assembly by Aam Aadami Party leader and Cabinet Minister Gopal Rai.
“There is widespread fear about the NPR. This is because 80-90 percent of the people in the country do not have the documents required for it. In fact, I think 50 percent of the people in this assembly today might not have their own birth certificates. Even if they do, their parents are unlikely to have birth certificates. This is because, even today, many people are not born in hospitals,” said AAP MLA Atishi Marlena in Delhi Assembly.
“Our ministers are trying to bring in the NPR through a backdoor in a bid to actually lay the groundwork for NRC. We condemn this and demand that this process be stopped, not just in Delhi, but across India,” she further said in the Assembly while putting arguments against NPR.
Rubbishing Amit Shah’s assurance taht no one will be marked as doubtful citizen during the NPR excercise, Cabinet minister Gopal Rai said that after NPR, NRC will follow its course naturally as per 2003 rules.
“The Atal Bihari Vajpayee government had amended the citizenship law as per which it was decided NPR data will be collated with it. This will be followed by verification. Suspicious data will be categorised as doubtful. Home Minister Shah said NPR will not have any segment on ‘D category’. Shah also said the government has been merely following the 2003 rules. And the rules also say that NRC data will be based on NPR,” Rai said.