For NPR, no documents will be required: Amit Shah
New Delhi : Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday announced in Parliament that no documents will be asked for the NPR and no one will be tagged doubtful (D).
Replying to questions over Delhi violence in the Parliament, Amit Shah said, "No one needs to fear about NPR. No one will be marked doubtful in the updating process."
He also asked the Leader of Opposition, Ghulam Nabi Azad of the Congress, to visit him along with other opposition leaders to clarify doubts on NPR.
The opposition Congress was skeptical about the clarification. "It is not correct of the Home minister saying they will not be asking for these documents, what is the use of this exercise then," questioned the party's Kapil Sibal.
The Opposition had been protesting against the new clauses like birth certificate of parents, which have been added to it.
In the 2020 NPR, there are eight additional data fields that ask for the parents' birthplace and date of birth, a person's present and permanent address, mother tongue and nationality.