State Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind chief Mufti Tayebur Rahman addressing a press conference in Agartala on Thursday Credit: EastMojo image

Agartala: Lashing out at the Centre for policies like National Register of Citizens (NRC), National Population Register (NPR) and Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), the Tripura Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind on Thursday said these are the ‘kala kanoon’’ or black laws tearing up the secular fabric of India.

Speaking at a press conference at Gedu Miah in Agartala, state Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind chief Mufti Tayebur Rahman said that the new queries relating to inclusion of names in NPR are nothing but a part of hidden agenda of the BJP-led government in the Centre.

“The Census operation is being conducted since 1951 but details like the birthplace of parents weren’t necessary till date. But now the government is including that now. We believe this is being done intentionally with a hidden agenda”, Rahman said.

However, he said that he and his supporters would not refrain from showing their documents to the officials collecting the details in the NPR exercise as the state government has not boycotted it.

“Some states are speaking against the Central policies like the CAA, NPR and NRC, but since our state government has not boycotted it, so why would we do that,” he added.

Later, the leader of the organisation placed seven points charter of demand which were pitched nationally by the All India Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind that include equal rights for all communities and groups, ensure safe environment in the country, request to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to not work for a particular religion, roll back the CAA, NPR and NRC or frame policies that would end up harassing people, labeling Doubtful voters like Assam among others.

He also said that the violence in Delhi was the brainchild of a section of vast interest politicians.

“Three BJP leaders were found involved with the Delhi violence for provoking the people that led the clash between communities and death of many,” Rahman added.

A team of 11,000 officials would be deployed across the state to collect data through the mobile application as part of census operation done after every 10 years.

The collection of data will begin from May 16 and would continue till June 29. The data like house listing and house census would be done in the first phase, director of census operations in state PK Chakraborty said.

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