ASIA/INDIA - Census on religions: Muslims increas, Christians stable

New Delhi - The Muslims have increased by 0.8% and now represent 14.2% of the Indian population, while Hindus have fallen by 0.7% and represent 79.8%: are the data just released by the Indian authorities, emerged from the 2011 Census on the population of the religious communities in the country. Stable percentage of Christians who turn out to be 2.3% of the population, while Sikhs represent 1.7% and Buddhists 0.7%. The Census also confirms that the Indian population is one billion and 200 million inhabitants. According to data, the Muslims have increased in all the major states of the Federation.