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The Tripura state unit of Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind on Thursday said Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Population Register (NPR) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) are tearing up the secular fabric of India.

Criticising the CAA, NPR and NRC as ‘kala kanoon’ or black law, the organization’s leaders said its members would show papers during the forthcoming NPR exercise, according to reports.

Census data would be collected in two phases across India from this year.

The first phase is scheduled to commence from April and continue till September this year.

This phase would include house listing and housing census to identify ‘usual residents’, a term applicable for anyone residing in a place for at least six months and has the intention to stay more.

This process or the NPR exercise will be collected in Tripura from May 16 till June 29 this year.

Population enumeration, which is the main mandate of the Census operations, would be held from February 09-February 20, 2021.

Interacting with media at Gedu Miah mosque in Agartala, state Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind chief Mufti Tayebur Rahman said new queries added in the NPR schedule were incorporated due to devious designs.

However, the clergyman said he or his supporters will not deny producing documents when officials come to collect information for NPR exercise since the state government hasn’t boycotted it.

The organisation has further placed forth seven point demands pitched nationally by the All India Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind body.

These include equal rights for all communities and groups, a request to Prime Minister Modi to not work on behalf of a particular religion, ensure fearless ambience in the country, roll back CAA, NRC and NPR or frame policies which wouldn’t end up harassing people, labeling them as D voters as was seen in Assam etc.

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