After CAA Kerala govt now decides to not implement NPR
On Monday, the Kerala cabinet decided to not implement NPR in the state. The government said the Census Registrar General will be informed about the decision and that Census will be done as per norms.
The Kerala General Administration Department had last week directed all officials to ensure that the National Population Register (NPR) is not mentioned while sending communications on Census 2021. The note to the district collectors was sent following social media speculations over the implementation of NPR in Kerala.
Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday lashed out at the Centre over the controversial CAA, NRC and NPR and said the state would not implement the 'whims and fancies' of the RSS, but would uphold the values of the Constitution.
Pinarayi Vijayan, addressing a massive anti-CAA rally, said that the Left-ruled state would never implement the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the National Population Register (NPR).
"Many people had doubts when Kerala declared that we will not implement the CAA. We all need to understand that all laws of the country must be in accordance with the Constitution. If a law is ultra vires, it won't stand," he said.
Meanwhile, BJP leader and former Mizoram Governor Kummanam Rajasekharan moved the Supreme Court seeking the dismissal of a Kerala government plea against the CAA.