Census to be faulty if minority religions/languages omitted February 26, 2017

Dear Sir,
The 6th Census of Pakistan in Scheduled from 15th March 2017, without any room for religions and Languages. Kalash is a Religious minority of international fame. Kalasha and Yedgha languages are endangered Languages of Pakistan. Khowar, Shina, Burushaski, Balti, Gowri, and Torwali are unique indo Aryan Languages haunted by scholars around the world. The 6th Census will be a failure¬†¬† until it documents data on the minority religions and languages of Pakistan. Civil Society organization of Kalash, khow and other language and minority communities of Chitral,Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit Baltistan have sharply reacted to the census failure and requested the Army Chief and Chief Justice of Pakistan to intervene and review the census format to include all religions and languages including Kalasha and khowar. — Dr Inayatullah Faizi, Chitral 26 Feb 2017

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  • Shumaila says:

    I have the same objection against the census as neglecting the indigenous languages of the country is equivalent to the marginalization of the indigenous language speakers and the same holds true for the people belonging to different religions. There is a need to revise the census form not only to get reliable and authentic information but also to acknowledge and respect the existence of every linguistic and religious community in the country.

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