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If NPR is done, nothing can stop NRC: Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi government also accused Home Minister Amit Shah of misleading the country on NRC and NPR

Friday March 13, 2020 10:18 PM, ummid.com with inputs from IANS

Kejriwal on NRC NPR Link

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said if the National Population Register (NPR) is done, nothing can stop the National Register of Citizens (NRC).

Kejriwal also said that both Hindu and Muslims will be forced into detention centres if they failed to prove their citizenship, as the Delhi Assembly passed a resolution to stop the NPR in the national capital.

Speaking in the Delhi Assembly during a special session, Kejriwal said along with Delhi, 11 state Assemblies have said they will not implement the NPR and NRC.

"This is a big message. The Delhi Assembly has passed the resolution, moved by Cabinet Minister Gopal Rai, to not implement the NPR in the national capital," he said.

Earlier while tabling the resolution against the NPR during a special session of Delhi assembly, the AAP government asked to revoke NRC and NPR.

The government said if the exercise to build a National Population Register (NPR) is to be carried out, it should be in accordance with the 2010 format.

"On the basis of the NPR, the National Register of Citizens (NRC) will be done. People are scared of this... I request the Centre that at a time when the Indian economy is down and coronavirus is spreading, it should use its resources on these issues", Delhi Cabinet Minister Gopal said as he moved the resolution.

Rai also accused Home Minister Amit Shah of misleading the country on the issue.

"Previously, he used to explain the chronology to the people. He has several times told that first the CAA will come and then there will be NRC. However, in the House he said there is no link of NPR with the NRC."

He said the statement of Shah should have given relief to the people, but it created more conflict in people's minds.

Slamming the central government and BJP leaders for conflicting statements on the NPR, NRC and CAA, he said there are a lot of questions regarding these things among the people.

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