Kasab to be included in census
Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab, awarded death penalty in the 26/11 attacks case, would be among those who would be counted in the 15th national census, as part of the population enumeration exercise.mumbai Updated: Feb 09, 2011 01:33 IST
Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab, awarded death penalty in the 26/11 attacks case, would be among those who would be counted in the 15th national census, as part of the population enumeration exercise.
The second phase of the census beginning tomorrow will include head counting and population enumeration.
Kasab is currently lodged in the Arthur Road jail and is awaiting the Bombay high court's verdict on confirmation of his death penalty as well as his appeal against conviction.
"All prisoners lodged in the Byculla and Arthur Road jail in Mumbai will be counted in the second phase for the census," Additional Municipal Commissioner Manisha Mhaiskar said.
A new category called institutional household has been created to include all those who stay in hostels, jails and hospitals, she said.
"The BMC enumerators will train jail authorities who will carry out the census exercise in jails. All prisoners --Indians or foreigners -- lodged in jails at the time of census exercise would be counted," BMC's Executive Health Officer and city Census Officer G T Ambe said.
In the second phase, the enumerators will collect data on demography, economic activity, literacy and education, housing and household amenities, urbanisation, fertility and mortality, caste, tribe, language, religion and migration of residents.
On the night of February 28, the homeless population will be counted. The revision round will be held between March 1 and 5 to enumerate those who were missed in the first round.