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JD(U) Asks Govt to Remove Questions Seeking Details of Parents in NPR

Home Minister Amit Shah waves at supporters during a rally in Delhi. (PTI)

Home Minister Amit Shah waves at supporters during a rally in Delhi. (PTI)

Janata Dal (United) leader Lalan Singh said he raised the issue at the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) meeting and Union Home Minister Amit Shah assured that the matter will be discussed.

New Delhi: The JD(U) on Friday urged the government during an NDA meeting on Friday to remove questions seeking details of parents in the National Population Register (NPR) questionnaire.

Janata Dal (United) leader Lalan Singh said he raised the issue at the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) meeting and Union Home Minister Amit Shah assured that the matter will be discussed.

Singh said the Shiromani Akali Dal, another BJP ally, also supported the JD(U) on the issue.

Union minister Prakash Javadekar had earlier clarified that people are free to not answer questions about their parents such as place and date of birth in the NPR exercise.

first published:January 31, 2020, 18:31 IST