Nepali Times
Domestic Brief
One month to go


The Nepal Census 2001 is due to take place 10-21 June, so don't go anywhere. This time, it is not just about population and numbers. This is the first census in Nepal that will look deeply into gender-related data to give us a true picture of the status of Nepali women. It will also try to find out in more detail than in previous censuses the ethnicity, religion and language of the people of this diverse land. There is a simmering controversy about just who is an indigenous janjati and who is not. Janjati groups are not satisfied that the enumerators are trained well enough to take down correct answers, and have launched their own awareness drive. Mainstream Hindu groups say such fine cross-sectioning of the population will harm national identity and unity. (p. 4-5)


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