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Hindu population in Pakistan has grown at a faster pace than in India

Despite a new Bill giving sanctity to Hindu marriages being passed in 2017, Pakistan continues to be rattled by Hindus' conversion to Islam

A video grab showing Raveena and Reena, the two Hindu girls who were forcefully converted to Islam in Pakistan's Sindh province
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A video grab showing Raveena and Reena, the two Hindu girls who were forcefully converted to Islam in Pakistan's Sindh province

Sai Manish
At a time when India is fuming diplomatically at the conversion of two minor Hindu girls to Islam in the Sindh province of Pakistan, a look at the religious composition of Pakistan’s population shows that the Hindu population has increased exponentially over a three-decade period. Pakistan in 2017 conducted its first census since 1998. Before 1998, the census was last been held in 1981.

According to Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, the country’s population in 2017 was 207 million, growth of 146% from 1981. While Pakistan has not yet revealed the religious composition of its population in the latest census, the

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First Published: Mar 26 2019 | 2:33 PM IST

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