Indore: Two days after state cabinet passed a resolution against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), former advocate general Anand Mohan Mathur here on Friday said same should be done with National Population Register as it will lay foundation for implementation of National Register of Citizens (NRC).
“Resolution against CAA won’t serve purpose. The state cabinet should also pass a resolution against NPR,” Mathur told reporter. Using the banner Bhagat Singh Deewane Brigade, which was founded by Mathur, he said that brigade is already standing in opposition to CAA and NRC.
Mathur said according to predetermined schedule, the census in the country will be held in 2021. According to census norms, details including citizens’ gender, caste etc are sought after every 10 years. “In such a case, bringing NPR a year before means dividing the country on the basis of caste and religion,” Mathur said.
Those with suspicious identity will then be sent to detention centres. The NPR will further become basis of NRC. The salient feature of NRC is that there is no mention, which documents are valid for citizenship and which are not.