Over 180 million Muslims in India but they are not part of global terror groups: Govt

White House summit : Tells terror in India mostly sourced from outside.

Written by Vijaita Singh | New Delhi | Published:February 24, 2015 3:08 am

The government might not have officially released the religious data of Census 2011, but in a presentation before an international delegation in the United States it said that over 180 million Muslims were living in India, constituting 14.88 per cent of the total population. It also asserted that despite a large Muslim population in India, there was hardly any case of the community members joining violent pan-Islamic groups.

Representing India at the White House hosted Summit to Counter Violent Extremism last week, Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC) chief RN Ravi told a delegation, where representatives from 60 countries were present, that “the usual alienation of minorities is not valid in the Indian context. Going by the usual definition of minority, their population is over 260 million i.e over 21 per cent of India’s population. There are over 180 million Muslims in India.”
“Terrorism that India faces has their source often outside the country,” he pointed out.

The data given by the government at an international platform assumes significance after US President Barack Obama, during his India visit, said: “India will succeed so long as it is not splintered along the lines of religious faith, as long as it is not splintered along any lines, and it is unified as one nation.”

Due to various political considerations, the religious data of Census 2011 were never released by the UPA government. When the NDA government came to power, they decided to release the religious data, which still has not been done. The Indian Express reported on January 24 that Hindus comprised 78.35 per cent of the total population of 121.05 crore, compared with 80.45 per cent of the total population in 2001. In absolute terms, Muslim population increased 24.4 per cent to 17.18 crore from 13.8 crore during 2001-11. Muslims were 13.4 per cent of the total population in 2001.

Ravi also told the delegation: “The recently held elections in Jammu and Kashmir – a Muslim majority state of the Indian Union – in which over 65 per cent electorate peacefully cast their votes is a testimony of its success story.”

He further said, “India’s response to violent extremism is calibrated in a way that prevents disproportionate use of force by the state.”
On the other hand, one of the civil society representatives from Pakistan told the delegation: “At least 26 terrorist organisations operating in Pakistan like Jaish-e-Mohammad, Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), Taliban, Haqqani network had people in leadership roles who came from madrasa background. The government had to go into the root cause of this and reform madrasa education.”

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  1. C
    Nov 25, 2015 at 3:46 am
    Unlike their counterparts on other lands, Indian Muslims (17.18 crores)believe in each and every word of Allah as revealed in the Holy Quran and follow the words and deeds of Prophet Muhamed as found in the Sunnah!Imams have no authority over the mes except in a small section only!They believe that the the first revelation to the Prophet from Allah was "READ"(iqra)!And the Great Jihad("Jihade Kabir")as defined in verse 52 of chapter 25 of the Quran:"Strive against the unbelievers with the utmost steruousness ,with (the message of)the Quran only"!So winning the herts through debate rather than with use of firearms is what Islam prefers!So also Indian Muslims!Indian Muslims will not hesitate to stand by the Govt. in its efforts to stamp out terrorism from the sacred soil of India!
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      Debra McCreery
      Mar 13, 2015 at 12:00 am
      Ignore the obvious... like stan, Sri Lanka, & Bangaladesh were split from India due to violent Islamist separatist movements, as well as a good list of political inations committed against Indians by domestic Muslims. India has had a large share of problems with Islamists. History is relevant to the topic.
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        Ghulam Muhammed
        Feb 25, 2015 at 9:21 pm
        Indian Muslims may not be alienated against US and Western anti-terrorist campaigns, but it it another thing to cover up that Indian Muslims are not alienated against the communal elements in India. The two alienations are different and must be recognized as such, so that there should not be any confusion in the minds of those who matter, both here and abroad.
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          heera humne
          Feb 24, 2015 at 11:12 am
          We are secular country so this data is not harms any one. We all are indian so keep moving on and on and show the power of indian jai hind
          1. J
            Feb 24, 2015 at 11:01 pm
            stan sab kra rha hai Hindustan ka muslim aisa ho hi ni skta. ...I support delegate of india in America
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              Mehtaaz Mohd.
              Feb 24, 2015 at 6:39 am
              Shameless Obama. Take care of Muslims and Indians in your country. We are safer in India than most parts of the world. So thank you and get lost.
              1. K
                Feb 27, 2015 at 5:09 pm
                Islam is the religion of peace and is for the entire mankind. The religion of first human being on the earth was Islam.
                1. N
                  Feb 24, 2015 at 4:33 pm
                  Majority can't agree with Govt.Muslims never condemn slaughtering of innocent citizens.
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                    Omprakash Upadhyay
                    Feb 24, 2015 at 6:48 pm
                    The Indian Express reported on January 24 that Hindus comprised 78.35 per cent of the total potion of 121.05 crore, compared with 80.45 per cent of the total potion in 2001. In absolute terms, Muslim potion increased 24.4 per cent to 17.18 crore from 13.8 crore during 2001-11. Muslims were 13.4 per cent of the total potion in 2001. Public paid making such case removing organ and skull material selling making property and ets the taking money to change forcibly religion near 414 006 The criminal since birth intellect putting their duffer sun daughter removing all symptoms and giving surname and name of other such criminal in living prohibited are and govt awarding rewarding since they are hiding they cruel deed. so number surely will increase if such humiliation will take speed i think after five it will be 50%
                    1. A
                      Feb 26, 2015 at 3:04 pm
                      Dear Narayan, Islam never allows human slaughters and we are never in favour. please read Quran.
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                        Md Asif
                        Feb 25, 2015 at 11:44 am
                        There are BLACK SHEEPS in each and every community. Can anyone say that Muslims in india and across the globe all are Terrorist? The biggest punishment for a liar is even his truth is being denied! Is there anyone who can see who is the director behind this scene of act of terrorism and what is there agenda NATIONALLY and Globally? If you have a little concern to know the truth with authentic proof then is it possible for you to watch this lecture---"Is Terrorism ISLAM MONOPOLY? By Dr Zakir Naik
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                          Shyamal Ganguly
                          Feb 24, 2015 at 6:25 am
                          Hindus went down from 80.45% to 78.35%. Muslims went up from 13.8% to 17.18%. This is quite alarming!!! Are Hindus shrinking against the Muslims? Last Census was 2011 and we are seeing the data now because KHANGRESS suppressed this important data (TRUTH) from the people.
                          1. M
                            Feb 27, 2015 at 12:53 am
                            40 Nation have Islam as their majority religion. Where in any of those countries are non-muslims safe? Malayasia and Indonesia are making life for their remaining minorities. stan and Bangladesh have committed genocide against Hindus. The rest are almost pure Islamic Terror. If Hindus don't remove Muslims from India, we will find ourselves dying like Yezadi on Mountaintops. Islam=Terror.
                            1. S
                              Feb 24, 2015 at 2:23 pm
                              Fair report...Appreciate for unharming indian muslims image nationally & internationally..
                              1. S
                                Feb 24, 2015 at 2:24 pm
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                                  Zafar Haq
                                  Feb 25, 2015 at 9:38 pm
                                  Government should quit with this kinds of patronising statements. While they are busy spewing hatred inside the country and then go all over the world claiming whatever good that is left among the Indian Muslims.
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