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[Breaking] "No Plan of Pan-India NRC," Centre Makes It Official In Parliament

Lawstreet Journal 4 Feb 2020 6:32pm

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Minister of State for Home affairs - Nityanand Rai confirmed in a written reply in the Lok Sabha on the question of "Whether the government has any plans to introduce a pan India National Register of Citizens (NRC)."

"Till now, the government has not taken any decision to prepare National Register of Indian Citizens (NRIC) at the national level," he said.

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Tuesday (February 4th, 2020) said in the Lok Sabha that the Centre has not taken any decision on implementing the National Register of Citizens (NRC) at the national level. 

This is the second time when the government has made the declaration on the NRC in Parliament. 

On February 3, 2020 as the Parliament opened for the Budget Session, most of the opposition parties, issued notices in both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha seeking a debate and answers on the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019 (CAA), National Register of Citizens (NRC) and National Population Register (NPR). 

Notices under Rule 267 were given by the leaders of opposition parties [DMK, CPI, CPI (M), NCP, RJD, TMC, SP and BSP] that is in regard to the Suspension of rules: "Any member, may, with the consent of the Chairman, move that any rule may be suspended in its application to a motion related to the business listed before the Council of that day and if the motion is carried, the rule in question shall be suspended for the time being : Provided further that this rule shall not apply where… Continue Reading...

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