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#Modi gov't has issued notification for conducting #Census2021, the exercise will include these 31 questions :
1. Building number (Municipal or local authority or Census number).
2. Census house number.
3. Predominant material of roof, floor & wall of the census house...
4. Ascertain use of census house.
5. Condition of the census house.
6. Household serial number.
7. Total number of persons normally residing in the household.
8. Name of the head of the household.
9. Sex of the head of the household.
10. Whether the head of the household belongs to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe/Others.
11. Ownership status of the census house.
12. Number of dwelling rooms exclusively in possession of the household.
13. Number of married couples living in the household.
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A frightening dilemma looms for India's minorities, especially her Muslims. It is the upcoming @Census2021India. @PrakashJavdekar has stated that it will be a chance both the enumerate the population AND to populate/update the National Population Register - #NPR. So? you may ask.
Well, here's the rub. The #NPR will be a register of #residents. The National Citizens register will draw on it to establish #Citizenship status on criteria yet to be announced, confirmed and clarified. The #Census and #NPR will be based at least on the foll. data set.
That was the data set used for @censusIndia2011. In the first instance the expectation is that the data will be honestly filled in and submitted via an app. (I heard @PrakashJavdekar say that in a #PresConference on @NDTV.) Here's the dilemma
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A number of people on here have drawn my attention to this @TheSun story about #census2021 “Scots face 'baffling' list of 21 sexualities to choose from including gynephilic and skoliosexual”…
While many people will find the @TheSun story amusing, it relates to a serious issue already raised by @SP_European with @NatRecordsScot who are responsible for census questions in 2021 and who are offering 21 answers in the “sexual orientation” question
When @ScotParl unanimously agreed to a bill asking voluntary questions on sexual orientation, there was no suggestion of “asexual” & “skoliosexual”. This expansion of the definition could undermine the understanding of, and protections for, gay & bi people.
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