ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Endangering Women

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Given that the updation of the National Population Register (NPR) is scheduled to begin from 1 April 2020 along with house listing for the Census of India 2021, prominent women’s rights activists, including Annie Raja, Farah Naqvi, Anjali Bhardwaj, Vani Subramanian, Meera Sanghmitra, Mariam Dhawle, and Poonam Kaushik released a letter at Delhi’s Press Club that was sent to every chief minister in the country by over 1,000 signatories. The signatories include activists, writers, academics, lawyers, doctors, farmers, professionals, anganwadi workers and women from all walks of life from more than 20 states.

The letter said, “We write to you as Indian women who are opposed to NPR. Women constitute nearly 50% of India’s population, and this opposition is based on clear evidence from our own lives.”

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Updated On : 23rd Oct, 2020

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