AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi said that the Centre’s recent proposal to amend the Registration of Births and Deaths Act, 1969, would be used for NPR (National Population Register) and NRC (National Register of Citizens) and violate Article 324 of the Constitution.
The amendment will allow the Centre to create a unified database of all registered births and deaths. Currently, this is carried out by states.
Taking to Twitter, Owaisi said, “The unified database will be used for NPR-NRC, electoral rolls, passports, etc. Currently, these are all separate processes. For example, electoral roll enrolment is done by an INDEPENDENT body, ECI. Now the Union govt can allow birth/death register to be used for enrolment.