Census 2011 will cover illegal immigrants too

New Delhi, Feb 2 (PTI) The Census 2011 will cover allpeople living in India, including illegal immigrants fromBangladesh.

Registrar-General and Census Commissioner C Chandramoulitoday said the exercise will cover anyone living in India andenumerators would not ask their nationality.

"Everybody will be counted even if he has illegallyentered (in India)," he told reporters at a function organisedfor unveiling of the logo of census enumerators by HomeMinister P Chidambaram.

Chandramouli was asked whether illegal immigrants fromBangladesh will be counted.

He made it clear that the information collected aboutindividuals will be kept absolutely confidential. In fact,this information is not accessible even to courts of law.

Chandramouli said except the foreign embassies andconsulates, all houses, religious and public places will becounted during the massive exercise.

The vital part of Census 2011 -- the populationenumeration -- will be conducted across the countrysimultaneously between February 9 and 28.

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