1. Hindu population declined; Muslims increased: 2011 census

Hindu population declined; Muslims increased: 2011 census

The Muslim community has registered a moderate 0.8 per cent growth to touch 17.22 crore in the 10 year period between 2001 and 2011, up from 13.8 crore...

By: | New Delhi | Published: August 25, 2015 7:37 PM

The Muslim community has registered a moderate 0.8 per cent growth to touch 17.22 crore in the 10 year period between 2001 and 2011, up from 13.8 crore, while Hindus population showed a decline by 0.7 per cent at 96.63 crore during the period, according to the latest census data on religion.

While the census figure on religion was released today, more than four years after compilation of the data, the caste data is yet to be made public.

RJD, JD(U), SP, DMK and some other parties have been asking the government to release the caste census figure.

The data on socio economic status of the population was released on July 3.

As per the religious census data of 2011, released by the Registrar General and Census Commissioner today, the total population in the country in 2011 was 121.09 crore.

Hindu population is 96.63 crores (79.8 per cent); Muslim 17.22 crores (14.2 per cent); Christian 2.78 crores (2.3 per cent); Sikh 2.08 crores (1.7 per cent); Buddhist 0.84 crores (0.7 per cent); Jain 0.45 crores (0.4 per cent), Other religions and persuasions (ORP) 0.79 crores (0.7 per cent) and religion not stated 0.29 crores (0.2 per cent).

The proportion of Muslim population to total population has increased by 0.8 percentage point (PP) in 2011, the census data said.

The proportion of Hindu population to total population in 2011 has declined by 0.7 PP; the proportion of Sikh population has declined by 0.2 PP and the Buddhist population has declined by 0.1 PP during the decade 2001-2011.
There has been no significant change in the proportion of Christians and Jains.

As per 2001 census, India’s total population was 102 crores of which Hindu population comprised of 82.75 crore (80.45 per cent) and Muslims were 13.8 crore (13.4 per cent).

The growth rate of population in the decade 2001-2011 was 17.7 per cent. The growth rate of population of the different religious communities in the same period was as Hindus: 16.8 per cent; Muslim: 24.6 per cent; Christian: 15.5 per cent; Sikh: 8.4 per cent; Buddhist: 6.1 per cent and Jain: 5.4 per cent.

The distribution is total population by six major religious communities namely, Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain besides ‘Other Religions and Persuasions’ and ‘Religion not stated’.

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  1. O
    Aug 25, 2015 at 7:39 pm
    Indian govt has to put restriction like China to have max 2 kids per family
    1. Kailash Vishnu
      Aug 25, 2015 at 9:25 pm
      Potion is just a number game or something bigger that affect human lives? To fully understand the world we live in, one must study the hitherto human history of the past 2,000 years, the history of Civilizational Conflicts between various "world--cosmological views". World has always remained, still is and will remain in a "constant-conflict" between various 'worldviews". Currently existing 4 major Worldviews are: 1. Christian a.k.a. Western Worldview (hugely funded and promoted by USA) 2. Islamic Worldview (hugely funded and promoted by Saudi Arabia ) 3. Marxists/Communist Worldview, (hugely funded and promoted by certain Nations and Academia all over ). 4. Dharma Worldview that includes Dharma Family:Hindu,Sikh,Jain,Baudh (gets thin support from Dharmic people ). One contemporary example of this 'constant conflict" manifesting in a violent form is the on-going Western/Christian Worldview's Violent Conflict with Islamic Worldview over the past several decades.Dharma World view has been constantly suppressed and undermined by all three, Islamic, Christian and Marxist* Worldviews for the past 1,000 years, one time or the other. If you truly want to know what is at stake for 'Dharma Civilization', please consider reading and imilating two important books: 1. Being Different by Rajiv Malhotra. 2. Breaking India by Rajiv Malhotra and Arvindan Neelakandan. Since India's Political Independence in 1947, its the "Marxists worldview " that has harmed the "Dharmic Worldviews' the most, even more than Islamic and Christian aggression towards Dharma View. Though in the rest of the world, Islam and Christianity fight with each other, but in case of India, Islam, Christianity and Marxists have worked together and have single handedly hijacked Indian literature, history, culture, economics and educational system and turned it anti-Dharma. PS. Media, Think Tanks and Academia world over is mostly controlled by Western, Islamic and Marxists leaning leaders hence you see so much anti-Dharma rants and stories all over the place.
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        Syed Ali
        Aug 26, 2015 at 8:52 am
        Make sure our Indian Government does not start blaming its people for the poor economy,less development, less infrastructure,bad polarization, less job opportunities, no road construction, poor agriculture and so on. We are very good in potion still lots of land remain without any sorts of cultivation. We should not blame our own people like those parents and elder brothers who don't earn money and blame their children and brothers. Regards Azfar
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          Syed Ali
          Aug 26, 2015 at 8:55 am
          Nice. Now Muslims will earn more revenue money in foreign countries to make better standard of Indian people in comparison of Hindus. Azfar
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            t p
            Aug 26, 2015 at 9:29 am
            citizen card/ aadhar card good instruments to monitor & control the facilities / subsidies. Hope betterment & fairness , No vote bank politics in the name of minorities / caste / religion . each citizen should be given fair chance to grow.
            1. Upadhyaya Bishan
              Aug 25, 2015 at 7:46 pm
              On what year Muslims n Christians are to take over Hindus
              1. Upadhyaya Bishan
                Aug 25, 2015 at 7:35 pm
                On what year Muslims n Christians are to take up Hindus ?
                1. Upadhyaya Bishan
                  Aug 25, 2015 at 8:34 pm
                  What year Muslims n Christians are to take over Hindus?
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