The Muslim community’s representation rose to 14.2 percent from 13.4 percent of total population.
A new study released by Census 2011 has revealed that in India, Muslims have the highest share of children and teenagers among all religions. According to Zee News – In Indian religious communities, Muslims have the highest share of children and teenagers (0-19 age group) at 47 percent, compared to 40 percent for Hindus, reports The Times of India.
Expressing concern over the dip in Hindu population to below 80 per cent of the total Indian population, Bajrang Dal has demanded Common National Population Policy for all the communities. On the last day of its national conclave here on Sunday, Bajrang Dal has put forth its demands by way of a resolution.
“Bharat is known for ‘Vasudaiva Kutumbakam’. A fall in the number of Hindus will be a threat to the true identity of ‘Akhanda Bharat’. This is for the first time the country has reported less than 80 per cent of Hindu population in the latest Census figures,” the resolution said.
Regarding the rising Muslim population, the resolution says that cross-border infiltration from Myanmar and Bangladesh has affected the population balance.