NPR: Don't ask prickly questions, TN tells Centre
Tamil Nadu

NPR: Don't ask prickly questions, TN tells Centre

S.Murari

The Tamil Nadu Government has asked the Centre not to ask prickly questions while doing survey for 2020 census.

In a letter, it has asked the Centre not to seek too many personal details.

It has urged details like mother tongue, father, mother and their place and date of birth be avoided.

Reports say the surveyor will ask for last place of residence of a resident if he is on transferable jobs and permanent address if any . For proof, they will ask for passport, voter ID, the Aadhar card and or driving licence.

However, the people need not submit these documents. It's enough if they show them to officials.

In a joint statement, top two leaders of the AIADMK O Pannerselvam and Edapaddi K Palanisami have said no guidelines have been issued to States, except Assam, to implement the National Register of Citizens.

They have assured Muslims in Tamil Nadu who have joined the nationwide agitation against the Citizenship Amendment Act and the proposed NRC, that the AIADMK government will protect their interests.

However sporadic protests by Muslim men and women continued in various towns in the State.

The Muslims don't trust the AIADMK regime as they see it as a proxy of the Modi government. The lathicharge on peaceful protestors over a week ago in Washermenpet by Chennai police has deepened their distrust of the State government.

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