Muslims save your citizenship, appeals minorities NGO
17 April 2010
Save your citizenship through Census
2011 Appeals Federation of Minorities’ NGOs
Mumbai: Census 2011 has already begun from 1st April 2010 nationwide. This
census is different from ones in the past and very exclusive in style.
While addressed a press conference, today, at Marathi Patrakar Sang
(Mumbai Press Club), the leaders of the Federation of Minorities NGOs (FMN)
– Maul. Mahmood Daryabadi, Dr. Azimuddin, Maul. Burhanuddin Qasmi, Mr.
Salim Alware, Dr. SK Abdullah and Mr. Iqbal Memom, have urged all NGO
activists, especially those from
Muslims NGOs to fully volunteer their
skill and time to the on going census 2011 in India.
The leaders have requested all members of the community to note the
followings and take part in the census process. They said, an enrolment in
the census enables an individual to be 'the citizens' of the country. The
census 2011 will help decide numbers of BPL people in 2013. Moreover, this
census is collecting Photos of above 15 age-group along with Biometric
Identity and the
databank collected by the census will be
used by the Unified Identity Authority of India (UIDAI). If any once fails
to get into the
data-Bank he will be out of UIDAI which
is an indirect proof of 'Citizenship' for every individual. Furthermore,
all the future 'Planning' and Budget allocations against particular,
community or caste will be based on this databank.
The FMN is launching a statewide awareness campaign in Maharashtra from
today itself through its 100 plus member NGOs to educate common people to
ensure their complete and correct entries during the census, the leaders
said in the press conference. Maulana Burhanuddin Qasmi said that the
census authority of India should 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.
The Federation of
Muslims NGOs believes that for effective
planning precise information about religious, social and economic
conditions is essential.
Our nation can effectively plan political,
educational, social and economic development on the basis of correct
information. Therefore, social activists must ensure detail
entries of the data correctly.
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 marginalised 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. The
Maharashtra Federation of
Minorities NGOs requests all not for
profit activists, through this press conference to offer their services
during 1st May to 15th June for 2011 census in Maharashtra.
As received dated 15 March from
M. Burhanuddin Qasmi
Markazul Ma'arif Education & Research Centre
Patliputra Nagar (Masjid)
Oshiwara, New Link Road
Jogeshwari (W), Mumbai 400102 (India)
Web site: www.markazulmaarif.org
Tel: 022 65567157 Fax: 022 26798538