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We know the number of cows & pigs in India, but not those of OBCs & Brahmins

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23.10.2019

The Narendra Modi government has released the 20th livestock census figures. We now know the number of cows, goats, pigs, yaks, camels and other domesticated animals India currently has. This data with deep insight and statistical details can help the Modi government formulate informed policies.

But this is not the case with humans. Indian men, women, and people from the third gender are not enumerated in a manner that would shape government policies in the best possible way. India will soon have its decadal Census, in 2021. The preparation for this mammoth exercise has already started. But we do not know whether the Modi government will collect all sociological data of Indian citizens or not. In September last year, then-Home Minister Rajnath Singh had said that the BJP government would collect data on the Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in Census 2021. But the current home ministry under Amit Shah has not given........

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