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Hindu Population declines by 7.8?tween 1950-2015, Muslims Up 43.15%: Panel

Hindu Population declines by 7.8?tween 1950-2015, Muslims Up 43.15%: Panel

A recent working paper by the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM) analyzed the demographic shifts in India between 1950 and 2015, shedding light on the changing religious composition of the population. According to the paper, during this period, the Hindu population decreased by 7.82%, while the Muslim population increased by 43.15%, showcasing a conducive environment for diversity in the country.

Led by Shamika Ravi, the paper highlighted various changes: the share of Christians increased by 5.38%, Sikhs by 6.58%, and Jains decreased from 0.45% to 0.36%. Particularly striking was the 85?cline in the Parsi population.

The report emphasized the importance of fostering diversity and providing support to disadvantaged sections of society. It noted that the decrease in the majority population's share and the increase in minority shares indicated a positive environment for diversity, aligning with global trends.

Comparing with neighboring countries, India stood out for its declining majority share, contrasting with the alarming shrinkage of minorities in places like Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

The paper underscored the significance of 1950 as a baseline year, coinciding with the international establishment of human rights frameworks, including protections for minorities.

The study, spanning 167 countries, revealed that the average majority religious denomination share in 1950 was 75%, with an average change of 21.9% by 2015.

In essence, the paper highlighted India's unique demographic trajectory, emphasizing the importance of fostering diversity and providing support to minority communities.

Hindu Population declines by 7.8?tween 1950-2015, Muslims Up 43.15%: Panel

Hindu Population declines by 7.8?tween 1950-2015, Muslims Up 43.15%: Panel

A recent working paper by the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM) analyzed the demographic shifts in India between 1950 and 2015, shedding light on the changing religious composition of the population. According to the paper, during this period, the Hindu population decreased by 7.82%, while the Muslim population increased by 43.15%, showcasing a conducive environment for diversity in the country.

Led by Shamika Ravi, the paper highlighted various changes: the share of Christians increased by 5.38%, Sikhs by 6.58%, and Jains decreased from 0.45% to 0.36%. Particularly striking was the 85?cline in the Parsi population.

The report emphasized the importance of fostering diversity and providing support to disadvantaged sections of society. It noted that the decrease in the majority population's share and the increase in minority shares indicated a positive environment for diversity, aligning with global trends.

Comparing with neighboring countries, India stood out for its declining majority share, contrasting with the alarming shrinkage of minorities in places like Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

The paper underscored the significance of 1950 as a baseline year, coinciding with the international establishment of human rights frameworks, including protections for minorities.

The study, spanning 167 countries, revealed that the average majority religious denomination share in 1950 was 75%, with an average change of 21.9% by 2015.

In essence, the paper highlighted India's unique demographic trajectory, emphasizing the importance of fostering diversity and providing support to minority communities.

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