As part of its election coverage, last Monday's Hindustan Times carries a "Constituency Watch" for two nearby constituencies, Thane and Kalyan. Part of this feature is a small table titled "Demographic Details".
Here's the data from the two tables.
North Indians: 12%
North Indians: 15%
South Indians: 10%
Looking at these two, a few questions occur to me.
* Why are Muslims listed separately? And since they are, why do these tables not also list Christians or Sikhs? Why not Hindus?
* Are Muslims not Maharashtrians? Not North Indians? Gujaratis? South Indians? What does it mean to list Muslims who live in Maharashtra separately from Maharashtrians?
If you have any answers, I'm all ears.