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PHC orders inclusion of Sikhism in census form in second phase

PHC orders inclusion of Sikhism in census form in second phase
March 22, 2017

PESHAWAR, 22 March: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Wednesday ordered the statistics department to include Sikhism as a separate religion in its population census form in the second phase of the census.
Representatives of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Sikh community on Tuesday had filed a writ petition in Peshawar High Court against the federal government for not adding Sikhism as a separate religion and placing it in the column of ‘other religions’ in the census form.
A two-member bench of PHC, comprising Chief Justice Yahya Afridi and Justice Ikramullah Khan heard the case.
During the hearing, provincial commissioner of the statistics department Habib Ullah informed the court that the first phase of the census was already in process in 63 districts of the country, therefore it would be impossible to add the Sikh religion to the forms immediately. On hearing this, the court ordered the statistics department to include a separate column for Sikhism in the population census form in the second phase of the census to be held in 78 districts of the country.

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