Karnataka: Decline in Muslim birth rate, rise in Hindu; ISEC cites these reasons

Bengaluru: Data released by the Registrar General of India stated that 9.3 lakh births were registered in families of Hindus, 1.6 lakh in Muslims and 6,431 in Christians in Karnataka in 2017.

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The report, reveals an increase of 0.2 per cent in Hindu child took birth in 2017, compared to 2016 report. On the other hand, there has been a decrease of 5 per cent in Muslim birth and 13 per cent in Christians in comparison to the registered deliveries in 2016. In 2016, 9.3 lakh Hindu, 1.7 lakh Muslim and 7,369 Christian newborns were registered.

Registrar General of India compiled the data based on information submitted by the Karnataka government.

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As reported by ToI, Prof CM Lakshmana, head of the Population Research Centre at the Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), has attributed the dip in Muslim and Christian families to changing trends in education levels, acceptance and family planning. He, however, said no particular reason could be stated without an in-depth study.

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Rasia Hashmi, a resident of Hyderabad, holds a Masters of Communication and Journalism, an MPhil in Social Exculsion and Inclusive Policy and PhD in Women Studies. She has 23 years of experience in the field of journalism.
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