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Pew study: Indians are devout, but religions want to live separately

July 02, 2021

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CWN Editor's Note: The Pew Research Center has published “ Religion in India: Tolerance and Segregation.”

In his report on the study, Anto Akkara writes that India’s current government “government has been accused of discrimination against citizens based on religion. In late 2019, it enacted the Citizenship Amendment Act, which many said discriminated on the basis of religion, especially against Muslims. Earlier, a British parliamentary report criticized the Indian government for failing to protect religious minorities from violent Hindu hard-liners.”

The South Asian nation of 1.33 billion (map) is 73% Hindu, 15% Muslim, 5% Christian, 4% ethnic religionist, and 2% Sikh.

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