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A man holds a placard 'No CAB, No NRC' at a protest against the amended citizenship law in old Delhi on 20 December 2019 | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint Photo

States going against NRC-NPR should know two wrongs don’t make a right

In attempting to uphold the Constitution of India, state governments such as Kerala, Telengana and Rajasthan must not throw the baby out with the bathwater.
Chief minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar | Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

States can checkmate Modi govt on NRC in 3 easy steps: delink, defer, diffuse

States need not refuse NPR updating. They can insist on certain precautions to ensure Census’ sanctity and their own legal obligations are not violated.
Protesters at Delhi's Shaheen Bagh holding placards against the CAA, NPR and NRC

Shaheen Bagh protest must end now. Its returns are diminishing and COVID-19 is a real risk

As coronavirus spreads and 12 states reject NPR and NRC, Shaheen Bagh’s women must count their gains, cut their losses and leave.
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As Delhi joins the list, 12 Indian states & UTs now stand in opposition to NPR

The opposition to implementing the NPR in its 2020 format is increasing quickly. Two NDA-led states are also in the list of those against the exercise.
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Amit Shah’s assurances on NPR not working for states. Govt must revert to 2010 format

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On NPR, should states trust Home Minister Amit Shah’s repeated assurances?

Home Minister Amit Shah said that people won't have to submit citizenship documents under the NPR exercise, which begins on 1 April, and no one will be marked ‘doubtful’.
Tamil Nad Chief Minister Palamiswami

Tamil Nadu govt puts NPR on hold, says Centre has not responded on concerns

Chief Minister K Palaniswami had written to the Centre seeking appropriate amendments to the provisions to allay the fears of minority communities, especially Muslims.
Union Minister Amit Shah at Parliament | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePirnt

The real reason Amit Shah wants to know your mother tongue

In the absence of a proper data protection law, the NPR is an excessive centralisation of personal data waiting to be politically misused.
People across India have been protesting against the CAA-NRC-NPR, and states have also opposed the new parameters for the latter | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Modi govt to go ahead with NPR using new questions, says they were present in 2010 too

Govt’s stand comes despite objections from states. Parliamentary Standing Committee advises caution, given the apprehensions in the country.
Officials collect Census data | Photo: censusindia.gov.in

Abandon NPR, delink it from Census — 190 economists and social scientists urge Modi govt

In a statement, 190 economists and social scientists have pointed out that it is crucial that collection of Census 2021 data is safe and uncontaminated by other factors.

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Is India’s coronavirus lockdown leading to stress in families or strengthening relationships?

The 21-day nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus has led to people working from home and thus, spending more time with their families and partners.


Army personnel distribute packaged food to the homeless in Chennai on 31 March 2020 | PTI

In a first, Army deploys medical team at civil coronavirus quarantine camp in Delhi

The Indian Army has so far only been operating out of quarantine camps set up by the armed service for coronavirus patients.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.