Pakistan: Sikhs plan protest over omission of their religion from census

Pakistan: Sikhs plan protest over omission of their religion from census

Pakistan’s Sikh community disappointed at being ‘left out’ of national census, field for Sikhism as religion is missing in Pakistan’s ongoing national census.

Mr Singh said: “The community’s non-representation in both national and provincial assemblies is also the reason they generally get ignored. As a result, we also get short-changed when it comes to the disbursement of the minority development fund to our community.”

“By getting our religion box in the census form, we will at least know the exact number of Sikhs across Pakistan and get recognition for our services. It is my appeal to the Chief Justice of Pakistan, the president and the prime minister to take notice of this as soon as possible,” said Mr Singh dawn news

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