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Why Fear CAA and NPR?



We have seen a lot of death and destruction because of #CAA and #NPR protest so far, but most of the protesters do not have proper understanding about neither #CAA nor #NPR. Protesters have burnt trains, buses, private and public vehicles, destroyed railway station, killed people and the list goes on. As per our observation, it started after Congress's Desh Bachao rally 10th Dec 2019 at Ramlila Maidan New Delhi when #Congress leaders urged innocent people who do not have proper understanding of #CAA and #NPR to come out of their houses and protest.


What is #CAA?

The Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 was passed by the Parliament of India on 11 December 2019. It amended the Citizenship Act of 1955 by providing a path to Indian citizenship for illegal migrants of Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian religious minorities, who had fled persecution from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan before December 2014. Muslims from those countries were not given such eligibility. Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh have Islam as their state religion and therefore Muslims are "unlikely to face religious persecution" there.




Under the 2019 amendment, migrants who had entered India by 31 December 2014, and had suffered "religious persecution or fear of religious persecution" in their country of origin were made eligible for citizenship. The amendment also relaxed the residence requirement for naturalisation of these migrants from twelve years to six. According to Intelligence Bureau (IB) records, there will be just over 30,000 immediate beneficiaries of the bill.


What is #NPR?

National Population Register (NPR) is a Register of usual residents of the country. It is being prepared at the local (Village/sub-Town), sub-District, District, State and National level under provisions of the Citizenship Act 1955 and the Citizenship (Registration of Citizens and issue of National Identity Cards) Rules, 2003. It is mandatory for every usual resident of India to register in the NPR. A usual resident is defined for the purposes of NPR as a person who has resided in a local area for the past 6 months or more or a person who intends to reside in that area for the next 6 months or more.


WHAT DOCUMENTS DO YOU NEED TO PRODUCE FOR NPR


During the NPR, a respondent will not require to produce any document. As per a statement was given by Home Minister Amit Shah to news agency ANI, NPR information will be self-attested, that is, whatever information is provided by the respondent will be deemed correct and no documents or biometric would be required.


WHAT INFORMATION WILL BE COLLECTED UNDER NPR


  • Name of person

  • Relationship to head of household

  • Father’s name

  • Mother’s name

  • Spouse’s name (if married)

  • Sex

  • Date of Birth

  • Marital status

  • Place of birth

  • Nationality (as declared)

  • Present address of usual residence

  • Duration of stay at present address

  • Permanent residential address

  • Occupation/Activity

  • Educational qualification


Present Status


The data for National Population Register was collected in 2010 alongwith the houselisting phase of Census of India 2011. The updation of this data was done during 2015 by conducting door to door survey. The digitisation of the updated information has been completed. Now it has been decided to update the National Population Register along with the Houselisting phase of Census 2021 during April to September 2020 in all the States/UTs except Assam. A Gazette notification to this effect has already been published by the Central Government.


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