Lucknow, December 25: Amid the row over Citizenship Amendment Act, National Register of Citizens and National Population Register gaining nationwide attention, reports are coming that there has been a sudden rush in Hapur district's municipal office of Uttar Pradesh to get their birth certificates made. Call this an effect of misinformation or misguidance, the rise in people trying to get their birth certificates approved by the municipal body shows how much they are afraid.

Elaborating about the situation in Hapur, EO of Hapur Nagar Palika JK Anand said, as ANI quoted, "There has been a sudden rush to get birth certificates made. Some are from 1948, some 1952 etc, issue we are facing is that we are not able to get info of such old dates,trying to do best we can. I cant say right now why this unexpected rush." Amit Shah Interview: NRC, NPR Not Connected, PM Narendra Modi Was Right in Saying Pan-India National Register of Citizens Not Being Discussed.

Here's the ANI tweet:

Earlier on Tuesday, while giving an interview to a media channel, Union Home Minister said, "There is no link between National Register of Citizens and National Population Register, I am clearly stating this today." Adding more, he said, "There is no need to debate this (pan-India NRC) as there is no discussion on it right now. PM Modi was right, there is no discussion on it yet either in the Cabinet or Parliament."

It is to be known that after the NRC and CAA, NPR is becoming the topic of debate in the country. Though the Union government said that no proposal for preparing nationwide NRC on the basis of data to be collected during the updation of NPR, fear of being sent to detention camps is increasing among the citizens. Following this, millions of people could be seen lining up to get their documents up-to-date.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Dec 25, 2019 08:50 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website