Bhopal: The All-India Muslim Backward Federation Thursday said it welcomes Central government`s decision to conduct a survey on the basis of religion and caste and for BPL cards holders.
In a statement, the Federation President, Ibrahim Qureshi said that there was a provision for conducting religion based census in various countries of the world.
He said that religion and nationalism were different issues and added that the constitution guaranteed protection
for rights of all religions.
Qureshi said that there may be no discrimination in Islam on the basis of religion but no one can deny the existence of the caste system in it.