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.