TDN World Desk: AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi today met Telangana chief minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao urging him to disallow National Population Register (NPR) in the state.

Objecting to the NPR Owaisi along with United Muslim Action Committee handed a memorandum to CM Chandrashekhar Rao. The memorandum bears signatures of 34 leaders from the Muslim community.

Besides asking the Telangana government to look the NRC together with CAA, Owaisi said, ” It is our findings that the NPR-NCR will cause disproportionate hardship to the most marginalized communities. Furthermore, it will impose an unnecessary and excessive burden on the government’s employees and civil servants.”

Owaisi also expressed concern on CAA for its discriminatory nature and stressed not to the NPR in isolation, as it is linked with NRC.

“For the first time in the history of independent India, the CAA incorporated a religious qualification. Furthermore, when seen in the light of the NRIC, it creates a possibility of an unavoidable humanitarian disaster.
Therefore, the link between NPR and NRC must be clearly understood,” said Owaisi.

On Tuesday Amit Shah said that NPR is not linked with NRC. Reacting to his statement, Owaisi said that Amit Shah was misleading country.