NPR update will mean unsanctioned state surveillance, plea in SC
By migrator | Tue, 28 Jan 2020
NEW DELHI | JAN 28, 2020:
A plea in the Supreme Court claims the data collected under the amended citizenship law and the process to update National Population Register (NPR) "may lead to possible unsanctioned state surveillance of private citizens who have not engaged in unlawful activity".
A bench headed by Chief Justice S.A. Bobde and comprising Justices B.R. Gavai and Surya Kant issued notice to the Centre on this plea, which also challenged the rules notified in 2003 for registration of citizens and issuance of National Identity Cards.