Welcome to SPN

Register and Join the most happening forum of Sikh community & intellectuals from around the world.

Sign Up Now!
  1.   Become a Supporter    ::   Make a Contribution   
    Target (Recurring Monthly): $200 :: Achieved: $98

India Sikh bodies demands inclusion of religion and Punjabi in Census

Discussion in 'Breaking News' started by spnadmin, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. spnadmin

    spnadmin United States
    Expand Collapse
    1947-2014 (Archived)
    SPNer Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2004
    Messages:
    14,519
    Likes Received:
    19,173
    Sikh bodies demands inclusion of religion and Punjabi in Census

    Sikh bodies demands inclusion of religion and Punjabi in Census @ www.punjabnewsline.com



    MOHALI: Various Sikh bodies hold a protest in front of Mohali Deputy Commissioner’s office demanding inclusion of religion and mother tongue, Punjabi in the Census.

    The protesters alleged that it was a deliberate attempt by the Central government to hide facts about the population based on religion and language. Led by Hardeep Singh, member, SGPC, representatives of various bodies, including Global Sikh Brotherhood, Sikh Missionary College, Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle, Akhand Kirtani Jatha, Shiromani Sikh Samaj, and gurdwara committees also urged the SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar to intervene.

    While submitting a memorandum to Deputy Commissioner, Hardeep Singh said that India is a multi-religion and multi-lingual country and the concept of "unity in diversity" should not be ignored while collecting data for Census.

    He said all policies to be made for the benefit of the minorities, promotion of regional languages and ethnic communities would be nullified in case the information was not collected.

    Hardeep also pointed out that the form containing the column regarding caste should be made optional because all religions, including Sikhism, Christianity and Islam reject caste system.
     
  2. Loading...


Since you're here... we have a small favor to ask...

More people are visiting & reading SPN than ever but far fewer are paying to sustain it. Advertising revenues across the online media have fallen fast. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. Donating to SPN's is vote for free speech, for diversity of opinions, for the right of the people to stand up to religious bigotry. Without any affiliation to any organization, this constant struggle takes a lot of hard work to sustain as we entirely depend on the contributions of our esteemed writers/readers. We do it because we believe our perspective matters – because it might well be your perspective, too... Fund our efforts and together we can keep the world informed about the real Sikh Sikhi Sikhism. If everyone who writes or reads our content, who likes it, helps us to pay for it, our future would be much more secure. Every Contribution Matters, Contribute Generously!

    Become a Supporter      ::     Make a Contribution     



Share This Page