GUWAHATI: Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind’s Tripura wing has said new laws and exercises such as CAA, NRC and NPR are are “kala kanoon” which are against the secular foundation of India.
During a media interaction at Gedu Miah in Agartala state Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind chief Mufti Tayebur Rahman said that information gathering exercise carried out by the BJP are all part of hidden agenda.
“The Census operation is being conducted since 1951 but details like the birthplace of parents weren’t necessary till date. But now the government is including that now. We believe this is being done intentionally with a hidden agenda”, Rahman said, claim reports.
The organization however will not boycott the exercise
“… since our state government has not boycotted it, so why would we do that,” he added.
Meanwhile, following a direction from the Registrar General of India (RGI), the Government of Assam is gearing up to conduct Census-2021 across the State. While phase-1 of Census 2021 which includes ‘House listing and Housing Census’ will be conducted from April 20 to May 20, 2020; phase-2 pertaining to ‘Population Enumeration’ will be conducted from February 9 to 28, 2021.
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has informed the State government that for the first time, the “mix mode” approach of data collection has been adopted this time, where the data will be collected on papers and through mobile app. This will also save considerable time and cost and result in the early release of Census data. A Central Monitoring and Management System (CMMS) — a web portal — has also been developed to manage and monitor all the Census-related activities.
In India, the Census is the largest administrative and statistical exercise in the world. This huge exercise will require massive preparations and advance planning for making it a success.
The RGI has decided not to conduct the NPR (National Population Register) in Assam as the NRC has already been carried out here. On the other hand, the NPR will be conducted simultaneously with the Census in the other States and UTs of India.