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Published On:27 April 2010
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:: APPEAL :: 'Muslim NGOs should come forward to help Muslims save their citizenship through Census 2011'

'Muslim NGOs should come forward to help Muslims save their citizenship through Census 2011'

An enrollment in the census enables an individual to be 'the citizen' of the country. The Census 2011 will help determine the actual number of people living Below Poverty Line (BPL) in 2013. Moreover, the photos of those who are in the age group of above 15 years along with Biometric Identity and the databank will be collected during the census exercise, and would be used by the Unified Identity Authority of India (UIDAI). If any one fails to get his/her details into the databank being prepared by the enumerators involved in the census work, he/she would be out of UIDAI. Therefore, taking proactive part in Census 2011 is essential for each and every Indian, particularly Muslims as this would be a direct proof of their 'Citizenship' duly acquired through genuine and honest means. Furthermore, it is also important enough to get enrolled in Census 2011 since all the future Planning and Budget allocations against particular community or caste would be strictly based on this databank.

In this regard, it becomes foremost duty of Muslim NGOs, activists, social workers, community leaders and individuals to make efforts, motivate and contribute their every bit to educate common people to ensure that the complete and correct entries are entered into the databank during the census. Besides, it also becomes the duty of the Census Authority of India to train its enumerators through effective workshops to minimize common mistakes like wrong spellings of Muslim names and filling in wrong religion, language or caste etc.

Every educated Indian must cooperate in this massive task so that we may know ourselves correctly. Precise data is more important for minorities and marginalized sections. Caste based census was done last time in 1931. That is why there is a growing need for it now to reassure all statistics. If we update caste figures greater justice can be provided for marginalized people.

Every citizen should be alert about information which is being recorded. He/she must check and verify the forms which are being filled by enumerators. No room should be given to dishonest manipulators who are doing a disservice to nation and truth by incorrect data entry. I fervently appeal to all educated and aware Indians to make Census 2011 a beneficial exercise for the entire nation and for its people.

Thanks & best wishes to my countrymen.

Danish Ahmad Khan
Editor
IndianMuslimObserver.com

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