13 to 18 lakh Muslim voters missing from voter list in Karnataka

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By Muslim Mirror Desk,

New Delhi: In a startling revelation, it has come to forth that more than 15 to 18 lakh Muslim voters are missing in the voter list in Karnataka where assembly elections are scheduled to be held in April this year. Centre for Research and Debates in Development Policy (CRDDP), a Delhi based think tank with the help of 5,000 volunteers have been able to identify people whose names are missing from the list.

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In an interview to TwoCircles.net, Syed Khalid, COO, CRDDP, said “We have completed data analysis for three assembly constituencies namely, Shivaji Nagar (Bengaluru), Hubli East and Kolar and found about 18,800 Muslim households in Shivaji Nagar constituency. Census 2011 data suggests that only 4.3% of households have a household size of one voter. But our data extracts from Election Commission Electoral Rolls found that 8,795 households have only one registered voter, which was almost 43% of all registered Muslim voters. ”

Khalid further added that one of the major misconceptions is that once the electoral roll is out, one cannot register as a voter. “The truth is that till the last date of nomination, voters can register themselves. Ideally, what we are doing should have been done by the government, but regardless, we are trying to help everyone avail their fundamental right,” he said.

In a bid to help the people who are not on voter list CRDDP has developed an Android App and a website, which provides details of the exact home in a specified assembly-constituency with the missing voter’s ID.

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  1. It is job of those who are likely recipients of the votes of muslims to help get their names registered. When muslims go alone results are not positive

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