New Delhi: While replying to discussions on Delhi violence in Rajya Sabha, Union Home Minister Amit Shah talked about the National Population Register (NPR) and said that no document will be sought for updating the NPR. He also said that giving some additional information has also been made optional. Also Read - Delhi Violence: ‘Over 1922 Rioters Identified, Will Make Them Pay For Damage,’ Says Amit Shah in Rajya Sabha
He also assured the members in the House that no one needs to fear about the NPR as no one will be marked doubtful in the updating process. Also Read - Scindia Meets Amit Shah, A Day After Joining the BJP; To Hold Roadshow in Bhopal Today
“I am again repeating that no documents will be needed for the National Population Register (NPR). All the information asked is optional. Nobody has to fear from the process of NPR. There will be no ‘D’ (doubtful) category,” he said. Also Read - No One Involved in Delhi Violence Will be Spared, Delhi Police Will Probe Matter: Amit Shah in Lok Sabha
Saying that false propaganda has been spread on the issue of CAA, he said that the legislation will not take away anyone’s citizenship.
“I reiterate to my Muslim brothers and sisters that false propaganda is being spread on the issue of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). This Act is not to take anyone’s citizenship but to give citizenship,” he added.
Talking about the Delhi violence, he said that those responsible for the riots will be brought to book irrespective of their caste, religion and political affiliations.
“Those who are responsible for the violence and those who conspired to trigger the riots will be punished irrespective of their caste, religious and political affiliations,” he added.
Giving further information, he said that over 700 FIRs have been registered and more than 2,600 people have been arrested based on evidence.
He also added that 50 serious cases of murder, attacks on religious places, hospitals, and educational institutions being handed over to three SITs.