Hindu population shrunk by 8% and Muslims grew by 43% between 1950 & 2015, Says PM’s panel

Photo Of Crowd Of People Gathering Near Jama Masjid, Delhi

According to a study by the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM), the population dynamics in India between 1950 and 2015 reveal significant shifts.

Here are the key findings:

Hindu Population Share: In 1950, Hindus constituted 84% of the population. However, by 2015, their share declined to 78%.

Muslim Population Growth: During the same period, the Muslim population witnessed substantial growth, increasing by a remarkable 43.15%.

Minorities Thriving: Contrary to some narratives, the study highlights that minorities, including Muslims, Christians, Buddhists, and Sikhs, are not only protected but indeed thriving in India.

Ethnic group of people moving in street

Jains and Parsis: The number of Jains and Parsis in the population mix decreased.

Comparison with Neighbors: India’s decline in the majority population (7.82%) is second only to Myanmar (10%) in the immediate neighborhood of South Asia.

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The report emphasizes that careful analysis of the data reveals the thriving status of minorities in India. While the Hindu population declined, other communities have seen growth.

BJP’s IT Cell Head Amit Malviya attributed the decline in Hindu population share to decades of Congress rule. He tweeted, “Left to them, there would be no country for Hindus.”

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