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Hindu population in country increased in absolute terms but decreased in percentage: MoS Home Affairs Hansraj Ahir

Minister Of State For Home Hansraj Ahir Said In Lok Sabha That Hindu Population In The Country Has Increased In Absolute Terms From 45.33 Crore In 1971 To 96.62 Crores In 2011.

PTI | Updated on: 14 Mar 2017, 10:19:25 PM
Hansraj Ahir (File photo)

New Delhi:

The Hindu population in India has increased in absolute terms during the last four decades although its share in the total population has decreased during this period.

Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir said in Lok Sabha that Hindu population in the country has increased in absolute terms from 45.33 crore in 1971 to 96.62 crores in 2011.

“However, the share of Hindu population in the total population has decreased during the period,” he said in a written reply. Hindu population was 82.7 per cent in 1971 but it has decreased to 79.8 per cent of total population in 2011, Ahir said. 

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First Published : 14 Mar 2017, 10:09:00 PM