Census in India-controlled Kashmir begins

08:07, May 26, 2010      

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Kashmiri Muslim villagers are seen in village Deesu Kokernag, some 85 kilometers south of Srinagar, summer capital of India-controlled Kashmir, as government officials undertake the Indian Census-2011 operations on May 25, 2010. The census in India-controlled Kashmir began on May 15 as part of the Indian Census-2011. Details about households as well as the social and living conditions of people would be recorded to build a database. The availability of facilities such as electricity, drinking water, drainage, and sewerage, and above all the population will also be recorded. In 1991 census did not take place in Kashmir because of disturbed situation, and officials projected figures on the basis of 1981 census, which itself has been controversial. (Xinhua/Javed Dar)
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