#WATCH | A study shows that since 1951, decline in fertility rate in Muslims has been more than that in Hindus. Today, fertility rate in Muslims is 2.7% & 2.3% in Hindus. By this rate, it will be equal in Hindus & Muslims by 2028: Congress leader Digvijaya Singh (22.09)
The religious composition of India’s population since Partition has remained largely stable, with both Hindus and Muslims, the two largest religious groups, showing not only a marked decline but also a convergence in fertility rates, according to a study.
Barring dramatic changes in the trajectories of India’s populations, Muslims would be expected to continue to grow slowly as a share of the Indian population in the coming decades, while Hindus will remain a large majority. 9/
By 2050, India to have world’s largest populations of Hindus and Muslims
In percentage terms, India’s six largest religious groups have remained relatively stable since Partition. The greatest shift has been a modest rise in the share of Muslims, accompanied by a corresponding decline in the share of Hindus. 7/
“Hindustan belongs to Hindus. Every man is a Hindu here. Even the Muslims are Hindus,” MLA Sangeet Som claimed