Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Hindus Now Less Than 80% of Indians

Picture an American-style media reaction to this - cries of a "War on Vishnu" would reverberate across India!

"India's Hindus have dropped below 80 percent of the population for the first time since independence.
Census data, released on Wednesday by the ministry of home affairs, showed that Hindus declined to 79.8 percent of the country's 1.2 billion people in 2011, from 80.5 percent a decade earlier. Muslims, India's largest minority group, now make up 14.2 percent of the country, up from 13.4 percent in 2001.

Christian numbers stayed put at 2.3 percent, while the Sikh population fell to 1.7 percent from 1.9 percent.

Sakshi Maharaj, a Hindu priest-turned-politician, caused an uproar earlier this year when he said Hindu women should give birth to four children to ensure that their religion survives."

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