Sunday, 13 November 2016

Muslim Population Of India: According To The Census of 2011

About two years ago in one of my posts I gave the details of the Muslim population of India, according to the censuses of 1941 and 2001. You may visit the post at the link given below:

http://pakgeotagging.blogspot.qa/2014/12/muslim-population-of-india-according-to.html

This is my second post on this subject and this provides details about the Muslim population of India, according to the census of 2011. I have taken all the information from the official website of Registrar General and Census Commissioner (http://censusindia.gov.in/). Census Commission of India have indeed done a great job and this website contains an impressive collection of data about every aspect of population of India. Not only this, but they have provided maps in detail, of all districts, sub districts and even smaller administrative units of all the states.

Using this treasure of data I have made two maps, First showing Muslim population of India in its 29 states and the second one showing the percentage of Muslim population in each and every district of India.





In the tables given below, you may check the actual number of Muslims in each district along with the percentage. For comparison I have also given the percentage in the previous census in 2001. So you can also note the change in population. (Change indicates rise or fall of share of Muslim population in a particular district).

Names given in blue are of those districts which were divided into two or more districts.

Names in green are of those districts which were created after the census of 2001. 






































Dear readers at the end I feel it necessary to write that the purpose of this post is just to inform myself and my readers about some facts and figures about just on important facts about the demographics of a India. It is not a political statement and there is no propaganda purpose or any other political message. It is a post of a student of history and that's all.

Your comments and suggestions are most welcome. Regards.

Tariq Amir

13.11.2016.Doha - Qatar. 



4 comments:

  1. The way things turned out, i think the best would have been to do the following:

    1. Kashmir should have acceded to pakistan but Maharaja should have been alowed to keep the non muslim majority Jammu and Laddakh in india
    2. All the hindus from pakistan, bangladesh and kashmir should have been exchanged for equal number of muslims in india which would have reduced the muslims in india by 10 million in 1951 (there were 9.8 million hindus in pakistan and Bangladesh and 35.4 million muslims in india (including 2.3 million muslims in kashmir) . this means that after the above 2 steps the muslim population would have gone down to 23.3 million.
    3. Hyderabad had a population of 17.5 million in 1951 meaning that the state was large enough to accomodate most of the muslims of rest of india however in order to not hit the marathi, telugu and kannada hindus , the state should have been split up with only Bidar, Nander, Gulbarga, Atraf - e - Baladia , Medak and Nizamabad remaining in Hyderabad state while the rest of the state going to india. This would have been large enough to accomodate the muslism of central and most of south india . in lieu of this, the Bareilly division of UP should have been given to the nizam so that the muslims of northern india esp Delhi and UP could have been accomodated there. For sure this would have split hyderabad geographically but on the other hand it would have allowed india to get a better deal in terms of area as barelly division has more or less same population as the areas i proposed to be given to india but its area is much smaller then what india was getting from hyderabad state thus giving some comfort to india.
    4. In order for hyderabad to have a port, the muslim majority region of south malabar (calicut and malappapuram dist ) should have been given to hyderabad and this would have accomodated the rest of the muslims of south esp kerala region.
    5. Bangladesh, pakistan and Hyderbad should have been separate countries from day one while hyderabad would have included 3 non contigious regions of Bareilly division, malabar and remaining portion of old hyderabad state.
    6. rest of the small muslim ruled states like Bhopal, Junagadhm Janjira etc should have remained in india and india in return shoudl have allowed their muslim population to remain as well .

    All this would have more or less taken care of population transfers. i. india and pakistan would have had good relations with each other after a mutually decided partition and population transfers
    ii. Pakistna and Bangladesh woudl have been friendly as well as they would have avoided the 1971 debacle
    iii. muslims of india woudl have also gotten a homleand for them in the form of hyderabad
    iv. the sindhi muhajir issue in sindh would have not been there as the muslims of UP , Delhi CP etc (whih form the backbone of muhajir community) would have been living happily in hyderabad state along with their fellow co ethnists.
    v. issue of divided families betwen india and pakistan and Bangladesh and the persecution of hindus in pakistan wouldnt have existed.

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  2. The way things turned out, i think the best would have been to do the following:

    1. Kashmir should have acceded to pakistan but Maharaja should have been alowed to keep the non muslim majority Jammu and Laddakh in india
    2. All the hindus from pakistan, bangladesh and kashmir should have been exchanged for equal number of muslims in india which would have reduced the muslims in india by 10 million in 1951 (there were 9.8 million hindus in pakistan and Bangladesh and 35.4 million muslims in india (including 2.3 million muslims in kashmir) . this means that after the above 2 steps the muslim population would have gone down to 23.3 million.
    3. Hyderabad had a population of 17.5 million in 1951 meaning that the state was large enough to accomodate most of the muslims of rest of india however in order to not hit the marathi, telugu and kannada hindus , the state should have been split up with only Bidar, Nander, Gulbarga, Atraf - e - Baladia , Medak and Nizamabad remaining in Hyderabad state while the rest of the state going to india. This would have been large enough to accomodate the muslism of central and most of south india . in lieu of this, the Bareilly division of UP should have been given to the nizam so that the muslims of northern india esp Delhi and UP could have been accomodated there. For sure this would have split hyderabad geographically but on the other hand it would have allowed india to get a better deal in terms of area as barelly division has more or less same population as the areas i proposed to be given to india but its area is much smaller then what india was getting from hyderabad state thus giving some comfort to india.
    4. In order for hyderabad to have a port, the muslim majority region of south malabar (calicut and malappapuram dist ) should have been given to hyderabad and this would have accomodated the rest of the muslims of south esp kerala region.
    5. Bangladesh, pakistan and Hyderbad should have been separate countries from day one while hyderabad would have included 3 non contigious regions of Bareilly division, malabar and remaining portion of old hyderabad state.
    6. rest of the small muslim ruled states like Bhopal, Junagadhm Janjira etc should have remained in india and india in return shoudl have allowed their muslim population to remain as well .

    All this would have more or less taken care of population transfers. i. india and pakistan would have had good relations with each other after a mutually decided partition and population transfers
    ii. Pakistna and Bangladesh woudl have been friendly as well as they would have avoided the 1971 debacle
    iii. muslims of india woudl have also gotten a homleand for them in the form of hyderabad
    iv. the sindhi muhajir issue in sindh would have not been there as the muslims of UP , Delhi CP etc (whih form the backbone of muhajir community) would have been living happily in hyderabad state along with their fellow co ethnists.
    v. issue of divided families betwen india and pakistan and Bangladesh and the persecution of hindus in pakistan wouldnt have existed.

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