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Religious Intolerance in India Kent Ratliff. Indian IntoleranceIndia contains roughly 1 billion people. Of these one billion 80% are Hindu, 14% are Muslim,

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1 Religious Intolerance in India Kent Ratliff

2 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

3 In 1992, Hindus burned down a 16th century mosque in the northern Indian In 2002 Muslims attacked the Swaminarayan temple, 30 people were killed

4 In 1996, a “freedom of religion bill” was introduced The purpose of this bill was to prevent religious conversions

5 Nearly 2,000 people have died in India due to violence caused by religious intolerance

6 Works Cited "Freedom of Religion in India." Wikipedia. 3 Feb 2009.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Status_of_religious_freedom_in_In dia "Muslim-Hindu religious intolerance in India." Religious Tolerance.org. 26/09/09. Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance. 2 Feb 2009.http://www.religioustolerance.org/rt_indiam.htm "More Indian police sent to Orissa." Median with Conscience Median with Conscience. 16 Mar 2009.


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