Only 23 Parsi families left in the capital


November 16, 2006

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Only 23 Parsi families are now residing in the capital while among the minorities, Muslims are the largest chunk here.

According to the Delhi Minorities Commission’s annual report 2004-05, which has been tabled in the Delhi Assembly, there are only 23 Parsis families staying in the city.

As per Census, 2001, minorities constitute 17 per cent of the total population in Delhi with Muslims taking the lead having 11.7 per cent followed by Sikhs at 4 per cent and Christians at .9 per cent, says the Commission’s report, which was presented on Saturday.

There are 16,23,520 Muslims, 55,56,02 Sikhs and 13,03,19 Christians living in the national capital while the number of people hailing from Buddhist community stand at 23,705.

Though Jain community constitutes just 1.1 per cent of the total city population, it is yet to be notified as a minority despite recommendations from the State Commission to the Delhi Government.

Delhi Minorities Commission was set up by the Delhi Government in 2000 with an aim to look into the problems faced by the minorities in the city.

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