Bengaluru: After Dalits, Muslim community is the second largest group in Karnataka, according to a leaked data of a recent caste survey.
According to a fresh survey report, Dalits are the largest group in Karnataka constituting 24% (1.08 crore) of the state’s 6 crore population.
Muslims constitute 12.5% of the state’s population, reveals the report. So far it was widely believed that politically dominant Lingayats followed by Vokkaligas are the numerically biggest community in the south Indian state.
Leaked data of caste survey in Karnataka
|Scheduled Caste||1.8 crore|
|Scheduled Tribes||42 lakh|