In the wake of the Citizenship Act, National Register of Citizens and National Population Register, Hapur Municipal Corporation is witnessing the swarm of citizens seeking for a birth certificate on Wednesday. Some of these people have birth year of 1948 while some have 1952.
According to the Executive officer of Hapur Municipal Corporation, the unexpected rush has increased in the past week, he told the ANI, “There has been a sudden rush to get birth certificates made. Some are from 1948, some 1952 etc, the issue we are facing is that we are not able to get info of such old dates,trying to do best we can. I can’t say right now why this unexpected rush."
People agonized by the passed bill in the Parliament queuing in the civic body after the Modi government had announced that the birth or place of birth-related documents is compulsory for the newly introduced Citizenship law.
The Union Home Minister said, "There is no link between National Register of Citizens and National Population Register, I am clearly stating this today. PM Modi was right, there is no discussion on it yet either in the Cabinet or Parliament."
The Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019, which was assented by the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, will grant citizenship to persecuted Hindu, Christan, Parsis and Buddist who have arrived from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh prior to December 31, 2014.