INDIAN CABINET APPROVES FUNDS FOR CENSUS AND POPULATION SURVEY
Written by thereachfm on December 25, 2019
The Indian cabinet has approved funds for a census and a population survey to be held next year despite weeks of protests over a citizenship law that critics say is anti-Muslim.
Authorities say the updated National Population Register will be a comprehensive list of all residents.
Authorities say the aim of the NPR is to create a comprehensive identity database of every “usual resident” of the country.
A “usual resident” is a person who has lived in an area for at least six months or a person who plans to live in an area for the next six months or more. This means foreigners living in India would be included in the NPR.