:: APPEAL :: AMP appeal: Ensure enrollment in Census 2011

Posted by Indian Muslim Observer | 14 May 2010 | Posted in ,

AMP appeal: Ensure enrollment in Census 2011

By Mohd Shahanshah Ansari & Abdul Rahim Ahmed

The Census 2011 that began nationwide from 1st April 2010 is being conducted in two phases, namely i) Houselisting and Housing Census and ii) Population Enumeration. The census 2011 will help decide number of BPL people in 2013. If anyone fails to get into the databank he will be out of UIDAI which is an indirect proof of ‘citizenship’ for every individual.

The Association of Muslim Professionals (AMP) has appealed to all citizens in general and Muslims in particular to actively involve themselves in the process of the Census 2011 as it is very important owing to its linkage to NPR, Unique Ids, BPL Data, and National Identity Card.

Each and every household will be given an Acknowledgement Slip at the time of enumeration which has to be saved carefully for further use. Biometrics such as photograph, 10 fingerprints and probably Iris information will be added for all persons aged 15 years and above. Details such as Name, Date of Birth, Sex, Present Address, Permanent Address, Names of Father, Mother and Spouse etc will be gathered by visiting each and every household.

Each household will be required to bring the Acknowledgement Slip to camps arranged at every village and at the ward level. Those who miss these camps will be given the opportunity to present themselves at permanent NPR Centres to be set up at the Tehsil/Town level.

The National Population Register (NPR) would have the data of every person enumerated during the Census operations irrespective of age. It would also have the biometric data and UID Number of every person of age 15 years and above. National Identity Cards will be given in a phased manner to all usual residents by the Office of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India.

What am I supposed to do?

*Be Present at the Time of the Visit of the Enumerator

*Give Clear answers for all listed questions


*Ensure if the data provided is properly entered

*Sign the Sheet after verifying the data

*Receive the acknowledgement slip and save it

*When announced those with 15 years and above visit the biometric data collection camps along with the acknowledgement slip and enrol yourself in the NPR Biometric Data Register.

Whom do I contact in case my house is not covered?

The local Tehsildar/Ward Officer of your area is the designated officer. In case of need you can also contact the Collector/DC/DM of your District or the Commissioner of your Town. You can also intimate Census officials over email or contact them over the toll free number given in this website (http://www.censusindia.gov.in).

How do I ensure that the information given by me is being correctly entered?

The NPR form has to be signed by you. In case you require, ask the Enumerator to read it out to you and then affix your signature/thumb impression. In any case do ascertain that the details are correctly entered. Important fields to check include Spellings, Nationality and Dates of Birth etc.

How people working abroad will be registered in National Population Register?

This is a Register of Usual Residents. If a person is staying at a particular place for 6 months in the past one-year or intends to stay there for at least 6 months in the future, they will be covered. Hence NRIs should be effectively included as they would return within the slated period.

General Instructions

1. No documentary support for the statement is necessary

2. Backward Muslims should make use of column OBC/SC/ST and choose OBC option. No documents need to be produced.

3. For non residents-Their name should be included as either as code 1 or code 2.

4. The families should ensure presence at home during the census and must rearrange any trip during this period; if they miss out they should contact the Concerned Officers.

5. Must check and verify the form which is filled by enumerators. No room should be given to dishonest manipulators who are doing a disservice to the nation by incorrect data entry.

The dates on which Census is being conducted in various States/Union Territories is given below:
Date of commencement
States /UTs
1st April to 15th May, 2010
New Delhi (NDMC area), West Bengal, Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand,  A & N Islands, Goa, Meghalaya
7th April to 22nd May, 2010
Kerala, Lakshadweep, Orissa, Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim
15th April to 31st May, 2010
Karnataka, Arunachal, Chandigarh
21st April to 4th June, 2010
Gujarat, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu
26th April to 10th June, 2010
Tripura, Andhra Pradesh
1st May 15th June, 2010
Haryana, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Punjab, Uttaranchal, Maharashtra
7th May to 22nd June, 2010
Madhya Pradesh
15th May to 30th June, 2010
J & K, Manipur, Mizoram, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh
1st June to 15th July, 2010
Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry, Himachal Pradesh (non synchronous), Nagaland

[Mohd Shahanshah Ansari can be reached at shahanshah.java@gmail.com]

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

Posted by Indian Muslim Observer | 27 April 2010 | Posted in

'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

:: APPEAL :: Online Petition: Seeking separate Quota for Muslim women in current Women's Reservation Bill

Posted by Indian Muslim Observer | 05 April 2010 | Posted in ,

Online Petition: Seeking separate Quota for Muslim women in current Women's Reservation Bill

AMP had spawned because of the need to strive for Muslim empowerment, and true empowerment cannot take place, without political representation. You might be aware of the UPA government passing the Women's Reservation Bill, recently. You might also be aware that this Bill proposes to reserve 33% of the Parliament seats, for the women. What you might not be aware of, is the fact that if this Bill were to be made into a law, it will further diminish the already low representation of the Muslims in the Parliament.

AMP has created a petition, with an aim to collect at least 5000 online signatures. AMP will also be collecting 10,000 real-time signatures. This petition will be sent to the President of India, the Prime Minister of India and CC to Smt. Sonia Gandhi including all state’s chief ministers and MPs, to urge them to not pass the Bill in its current form, and make appropriate amendments, enabling separate Quota for Muslim women including other OBCs.

AMP exhorts you to take part in this noble initiative, by signing the petition, and also by forwarding it to your contacts, who might be concerned about the welfare of the Muslims, and other Minorities. Please remember that every signature counts, and make your's count!

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Posted by Indian Muslim Observer | 13 January 2010 | Posted in



Dear Friends,

Jamia Teachers’ Solidarity Association has been running a campaign on the issue of Batla House ‘encounter’ and the subsequent arrests of youth whom the Delhi Police alleged to be terrorists. JTSA has exposed the various discrepancies and loopholes in the police version, compiled in its report, ‘Encounter’ at Batla House: Unanswered Questions. The report can be accessed from the JTSA’s website. Please check the URL: http://www.teacherssolidarity.org/.  A Hindi edition of the report is also now available.

While we have been leading a public demand for judicial probe into the ‘encounter’—the need for an independent and fair probe is only reinforced by the recent revelations that Ishrat Jehan and Sohrabuddin in Gujarat were killed in cold blood by the Gujarat Police—the UPA government at the Centre and the Congress government in Delhi have persistently stonewalled all such demands. One year on, the trials—of the five arrested youth, two of them students of Jamia Millia Islamia—are only just beginning. After the various state police departments cut a sorry figure when they came up with their own list of terror ‘masterminds’, the move has been to implicate these arrested youth in bomb blasts across the country. Moreover, separate FIRs and charge-sheets have been filed for every single bomb blast, even in the same city. This means that there will nearly 20 trials in Ahmedabad, five in Delhi and so on. In practical terms, it means that the trials will last for years. Worse still, the charge-sheets in Gujarat have been provided in Gujarati—thus placing the burden of translation on the families of the accused and escalating the legal expenses.

JTSA is committed to ensuring the best legal recourse to the accused, as indeed should all citizens who believe in justice, truth and democracy. We appeal to you to support JTSA’s public campaigns and assist in the legal battle by contributing to our STRUGGLE FUND. Contributions can be made through cheque/ Demand Draft drawn in favour of JAMIA TEACHERS' SOLIDARITY ASSOCIATION, and posted to 15-D, DDA FLATS, SARAI JULLENA, NEW DELHI 110 025. Please send us your full address to enable us to send you a receipt. We would be grateful if you could email us at info.jtsa@gmail.com when you send us your contribution. 

In Solidarity

Manisha Sethi (9811625577), Adeel Mehdi (9990923027), Ghazi Shahnawaz (9868221506), Ahmed Sohaib (9899462042), Sanghamitra Misra (9910236948), Anwar Alam (9958993485), Azra Razzak (9818671054), Farah Farooqi (9818461817), Amabarien Al Qadar (9810946273), Haris ul Haq (9310663564), Tanweer Fazal (9968822925), Shakeb Ahmed (9811435653) and others.

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