Presentation on theme: "Religious Intolerance in India Kent Ratliff. Indian IntoleranceIndia contains roughly 1 billion people. Of these one billion 80% are Hindu, 14% are Muslim,"— Presentation transcript:
Religious Intolerance in India Kent Ratliff
Indian IntoleranceIndia contains roughly 1 billion people. Of these one billion 80% are Hindu, 14% are Muslim, 2% are Christian, and 4% practice other beliefs
In 1992, Hindus burned down a 16th century mosque in the northern Indian In 2002 Muslims attacked the Swaminarayan temple, 30 people were killed
In 1996, a “freedom of religion bill” was introduced The purpose of this bill was to prevent religious conversions
Nearly 2,000 people have died in India due to violence caused by religious intolerance
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