The Lukashenka Regime Is Manipulating the Statistics And Falsifying the Census. The Results of the Census 2019 in Belarus Could Not Be Recognized

posted Oct 21, 2019, 6:04 PM by Адміністратар Навін   [ updated Oct 21, 2019, 6:04 PM ]

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October 4-30, 2019 the regime is carrying out the official census. The list of the questions included into the census questionnaire reflects two tasks of the pro-Moscow regime in Belarus. The first task is the argumentation for the implementation of the politics of assimilation and russification of Belarus. The second task represents an attempt to get the detailed information regarding the social and economic, cultural, ideological and political as well as family status of the person in order to secure the regime’s control over the population.

First and second positions of the census are violating the human rights and the Constitution of Belarus. They reflect the political interests of the antidemocratic authoritarian regime in Belarus as well as the politics of Moscow which is controlling the anti-popular regime in Belarus.

The main question of the census questionnaire is the question of the Belarusian language: who will proclaim it as his/her native tongue, who speaks it. The questions are formulated incorrectly and based on the disinformation of the persons as well as on the results of the politics of russification and assimilation. The complicated situation in our country has been overlooked. The census questionnaire contradicts the precise recommendations of the UN European Economic Commission on the population census (paragraphs 34, 35).

The situation is complicated because of the politics of the antidemocratic Lukashenka regime which seeks to secure the russification of the Belarusian population. Since the beginnings of this regime (1994) 70% of the schools in Belarusian language have been transformed into the Russian schools. The regime has burned all the school-books in Belarusian language. Hereafter the regime systematically liquidated the remained schools in Belarusian language, some per cent every year. At the present time the remaining schools in Belarusian language represent 10%. The Belarusian families are deprived of the right to choose the native tongue for the education of their children.

The fraudulent official censuses contributed to the politics of the liquidation of the schools in Belarusian language because the regime underreported the national self-identification and the native tongue of the population.

The actual census 2019 is carried on for the same purpose. It takes into account the interests of Moscow which is intensifying the integration of Belarus into Russia. The representatives of Putin and Lukashenka are discussing now behind closed doors in Moscow the anti-constitutional action of the integration. The fraudulent census is aimed to ensure the additional false arguments for the integration of Belarus into Russia.

The Belarusian society has no way to control the activity of the state enumerators, the process of the census as well of the results of the census. The regime does what it wants. First days and weeks of the census have confirmed this fact. The official enumerators even don’t ask the persons about the language and write the Russian as the native tongue to everybody. The census questionnaire exists only in Russian language. For example, one of the enumerators (Salihorsk province) has confessed that all enumerators write the Russian as the native tongue to everybody without asking the persons. Thus the regime is carrying on the falsification of the census.

There is no point to participate in the fraudulent census because the false statistics will be used for the benefit of the anti-popular politics of the authoritarian regime as well as of Moscow.

The systematic violations of the procedure of the census reveal the fact that the results of the census 2019 in Belarus don’t reflect the real situation of the population and could not be accepted. They could not be used in the statistic and as the statistic argumentation.

We would like to stress the negative nature of the regime’s anti-popular politics and of its crude manipulations with the population of Belarus. We witness that the regime’s politics are illegal and inacceptable.

October 13, 2019 Minsk

The Soim of the Conservative Christian Party – Belarusian People’s Front

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