India: Miniscule Catholic minority creates voter awareness
Though the Catholics of the city of Kanpur, in the North Indian State of Uttar Pradesh (UP) are a minuscule 6,000 in a population of 5 million, divided into 7 assembly constituencies in the city, they have always actively participated in every election in creating voter awareness, thanks to the leadership of the Kanpur Catholic Association (KCA). Knowing its numerical limitations the KCA acts as a leaven in the dough, collaborating with like-minded civil and social organisations.
For the U.P. elections 2017 it has teamed up with the Kanpur Nagrik Manch (Citizens’ Forum) whose Convenor, chhotebhai, is also the KCA President.