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Amidst Ongoing Protest Over CAA, Centre Set To Bring NPR

With the Modi cabinet set to meet on Tuesday, there is a strong possibility that after the CAA move, the Centre may now focus on NPR renewal. The government has been preparing for the National Population Register (NPR) amid the ongoing protests over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC). Under the NPR, a census will be conducted from house to house across the country from April 1, 2020 to September 30, 2020. Its aim is to create a database of the comprehensive identity of common residents of the country. This data will also contain biometric information along with demographics. However, Kerala and West Bengal have ordered a stay on all activities in connection with the NPR. 

Updated : 22 December 2019, 08:50 AM