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Owaisi rejects govt statements on citizenship law, accuses it of lying

The government will make a register of citizens if it builds a population database, says Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi.

Akbaruddin Owaisi

Press Trust of India Hyderabad
A population database will be the start of work for a register of citizens, said Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi, rejecting the central government’s statements.

Owaisi, president of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen, spoke about the National Population Register (NPR) and National Register of Citizens (NRC)—two exercises which have sparked attracted criticism over alleged religious profiling. 

"Home Minister Amit Shah said there is no difference between NPR and NRC. I am telling you that NPR and NRC are two sides of a coin. The rules of NPR and NRC are the same. These rules have been made as per the Citizenship Act,

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First Published: Dec 28 2019 | 1:03 PM IST

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