Census 2011 will cover illegal immigrants too
New Delhi: The Census 2011 will cover all
people living in India, including illegal immigrants from
Registrar-General and Census Commissioner C Chandramouli
today said the exercise will cover anyone living in India and
enumerators would not ask their nationality.
"Everybody will be counted even if he has illegally
entered (in India)," he told reporters at a function organised
for unveiling of the logo of census enumerators by Home
Minister P Chidambaram.
Chandramouli was asked whether illegal immigrants from
Bangladesh will be counted.
He made it clear that the information collected about
individuals will be kept absolutely confidential. In fact,
this information is not accessible even to courts of law.
Chandramouli said except the foreign embassies and
consulates, all houses, religious and public places will be
counted during the massive exercise.
The vital part of Census 2011 -- the population
enumeration -- will be conducted across the country
simultaneously between February 9 and 28. PTI
- NHRC issues notice to Rajasthan government over death of 11 children in home
- Delhi: 10-year-old boy dies due to overdose of Vitamin D
- Haryana: Groom injured in celebratory firing at wedding in Hissar
- Phase V of West Bengal Assembly polls starts today
- Discussion over Mamata Banerjee's close aide Firhad Hakim's 'mini Pakistan' comment
- AgustaWestland row: Aam Aadmi Party to gherao Sonia Gandhi, PM Narendra Modi's residence on May 7
- Poll contest in Kerala heading from 'bi-polar' to 'tri-polar': Arun Jaitley
- VVIP chopper scam: No deal inked with AgustaWestland, says Govt
- When Pranab rubbed nose with Maori chief
- Indian Premier League, Match 26: Delhi Daredevils vs Kolkata Knight Riders - As it happened...