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Govt to give I-cards to all Indians: Rajnath

Govt to give I-cards to all Indians: Rajnath
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Government is preparing the National Population Register incorporating all genuine Indian citizens and will give them national identity cards in a time bound manner.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh (file photo)New Delhi: Government is preparing the National Population Register incorporating all genuine Indian citizens and will give them national identity cards in a time bound manner.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh announced this in Lok Sabha while replying questions on reports of illegal infiltrations into the country. "We have to identify who is Indian citizen and who is not. We have to take steps to identify genuine Indian citizen," he said amidst applause from members of the ruling coalition. Singh said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had recently convened a meeting of various stake holders to discuss how the NPR and Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) work in mutual cooperation to prepared a comprehensive NPR data base. "The NPR will be prepared in a time bound manner. NPR will identify who is Indian citizen and who is not. All genuine Indian citizens will get a national identity card," he said.

The Home Minister said government has taken a number of steps to stop the illegal infiltration from across the border, including fencing the international border.

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