New Delhi: Only 23 Parsi families are now residing in the Capital while among the minorities, Muslims are the largest chunk who have chosen their abode in Delhi.
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 0.9 per cent, says the Commission's report, which was presented on Saturday.
According to the numbers, there are 16,23,520 Muslims, 5,55,602 Sikhs and 1,30,319 Christians living in the Capital while the number of people hailing from the Buddhist community stand merely at 23,705.
Though, The Jain community constitutes 1.1 per cent of the total population of the city, it is yet to be notified as a minority despite recommendations from the State Commission to the Delhi government.
"Jain community has made several representation to the Delhi Minorities Commission to recommend to Delhi government to declare the community to be bracketed under minority community. The Commission recommended the government to do so," says the report.
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.