Dear all,
Just to clarify, the edits are not about falsification of Ajmal Kasab's
date of birth, but confusion as to which date to accept.

As far as I can see right now we have two main sources: 1) Kasab's 2009
confession to a magistrate which states September and jail records which
state first seem to state September (referred to in April 18, 2009 Hindu
report and September 13, 2009 Indian Express report) and subsequently
July (February 25, 2011 Times of India)  ; 2) the documents referred to
in the January 7, 2009 DNA article and the July 20, 2009 Hindu article,
which seem to indicate July 13th.

I've seen reports that chargesheet states September as well as those
that say it states July.  At any rate, the chargesheet itself isn't the
most reliable source for this information.

==September 13, 1987==

http://www.hindustantimes.com/StoryPage/Print/548105.aspx
01:18 IST(25/5/2010)
Kanchan Chaudhari
> My name is Mohammed Ajmal Mohammed Amir Kasab. I was born on September 13, 
> 1987. I am a resident of Pakistan. I studied in the Urdu primary school at 
> Faridkot up to Class 4. My father runs a roadside stall. I like watching 
> television and Hindi films. 

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/kasab-turns-22-today-but-no-cake-in-jail-fo/516508/
Sun Sep 13 2009, 05:44 hrs
Mustafa Plumber
> Firstly, Kasab, who was born on September 13, 1987, according to jail 
> records, is a high-risk prisoner lodged in a special, solitary cell which was 
> refurbished exclusively to house him. 

http://www.hindu.com/2009/04/18/stories/2009041858840100.htm
April 18, 2009
Staff Reporter
> Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam, however, referred to Ajmal’s 
> confessional statement and jail register, which stated his date of birth as 
> September 13, 1987. This makes him over 21 on November 26, 2008. 



==July 13, 1987==
http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-02-25/mumbai/28633795_1_arthur-road-jail-enumerators-census-staff
Feb 25, 2011, 07.50am IST
Mateen Hafeez, TNN
> The census officials wrote Kasab's date of birth as July 13, 1987, and his 
> address as Faridkot in Punjab, Pakistan. The enumerators filled 'school 
> dropout' under the qualification section, and 'unemployed' in the profession 
> slot.

http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/001200907201674.htm
July 20, 2009
Mumbai (PTI)
> Documents were produced by the prosecution to state that Kasab was born on 
> July 13, 1987. 

http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report_ajmal-amir-is-our-man-pakistan_1219650
Jan 7, 2009
Amir Mir | Place: ISLAMABAD
> Enquiries revealed Ajmal’s full name as Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, s/o 
> Mohammad Amir Kasab, born on July 13, 1987.

http://www.hindu.com/2008/12/02/stories/2008120259961000.htm
December 2, 2008
Praveen Swami
> The man in the photo was born on July 13, 1987 at Faridkot village in 
> Dipalpur tehsil of Okara district in Pakistan’s Punjab province. 



On Wednesday 13 July 2011 10:09 PM, CherianTinu Abraham wrote:
> Hi all,
> Hope some of you have already heard about the shocking news of 3 blasts at
> Mumbai hours ago.
> 
> There is already a conspiracy theory as to make it related to Ajmal Kasab's
> birthday.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ajmal_Kasab
> 
> The article is locked now to prevent the false changes to reflect the
> conspiracy.
> 
> Hindustan Times & firstpost have already written on it
> 
> http://www.hindustantimes.com/It-is-Kasab-s-birthday-today/Article1-720745.aspx
> 
> http://www.firstpost.com/politics/it-was-kasabs-birthday-today-wiki-edit-war-rages-on-41004.html
> 
> 
> Guardian also mentioned it.
> http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/blog/2011/jul/13/mumbai-blasts
> 
> It might get picked up by more news publications soon. Just an heads up.
> 
> Keep a watch on related articles even in non-English language Wikipedias
> 
> Regards
> Tinu Cherian
> 
> 
> 
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