People demanding Protect Hindus in Bangladesh.

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Hindu Population Decreases By 75 Lakh Over 50 Years In Bangladesh

The population of Hindus reduced to 75 lakh in 50 years, while the total population doubled in Bangladesh, according to the country's latest census of 2011. As per the first census, conducted in 1974, there were 13.4 percent Hindus but the latest census revealed Hindus making up 8.5 percent of the population. The reason behind this has been reported to be an outward migration and minimum fertility rate in Hindus.

Mon, 15 Nov 2021 - 09:00 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Hindus, Census, population, Migration, Bangladesh

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

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WB CM Mamata Banerjee Backs Caste-Based Census In India

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has also extended her hand to support the caste-based census in the country on August 23. Banerjee said, ''I'll not have any problem accepting it. If all parties accept it, Why won't I?.'' Notably, her stance came after the delegation of 10 parties led by Bihar CM Nitish Kumar met PM Narendra Modi in Bihar to raise the demand.   

Tue, 24 Aug 2021 - 02:46 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Census, Caste-based census, CM Mamata Banerjee, CM Nitish Kumar, Bihar

Courtesy: India Today

CM Nitish Kumar with PM Narendra Modi

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Bihar CM Nitish Kumar Urges PM Modi To Take Call On Caste-Based Census

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar leading the delegation of 10 parties, including the opposition RJD, met with PM Narendra Modi on August 23 in Bihar, demanding a caste-based census in India. Following the meeting, Kumar said, ''We're grateful to the PM for listening to us. Now, he has to decide on it.'' However, the center has so far not supported the decision several times.

Mon, 23 Aug 2021 - 05:44 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Census, Caste, Bihar CM, PM Modi, RJD

Courtesy: Business Standard


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SC To Hear Plea Advocating Caste-Wise Census For Backward Classes

Ahead of the 2021 census, the Supreme Court on February 26 agreed to hear a plea urging the Centre to conduct a caste-wise census survey for backward classes. Aimed at bringing efficient budgetary allocation, the plea sought to exclude ‘creamy layer’ and non-backward classes from the particular caste. Moreover, stating that the Census does not include a backward class column, the plea mentioned the government's plight in allocating funds.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 - 08:46 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: Supreme Court, Plea, Backward Classes, Census, Censys 2021

Courtesy: NDTV

Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren.

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Jharkhand CM Affirms Adivasis As Nature Worshippers, Not Hindus

Responding to a question whether Tribals are Hindus, Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren stated, "Adivasis were never Hindus and they never will be". "Adivasis are nature worshippers," he added. Moreover, he highlighted his demand for a separate column for Adivasis in the next census to safeguard culture of 32 communities. He further informed that his government will set up a university for tribals.

Mon, 22 Feb 2021 - 05:22 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Jharkhand, Hemant Soren, Harvard University, Annual India Conference, Tribal University, Census

Courtesy: The Indian Express