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SIKHS TO BE COUNTED AS SEPARATE ETHNIC GROUP IN U.S. CENSUS FOR FIRST TIME

Why in news?

  • Sikhs in the U.S. would be counted as a separate ethnic group in the upcoming 2020 census as per the US Census Bureau
  • Several Sikh organisations in the US held meetings with the Census Bureau.
  • A separate code is needed to ensure an accurate count of Sikhs in the United States, recognising a unique identity.
  • Sikhs meet the criteria for representation in the US Census as a distinct ethnic group and have a distinct unified appearance, culture, language, food and history.
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