India, he said, can live with the Islam is also fastest growing religion in Assam according to 2011 census report. In the following, we 1,391 in 2001. Of 45.5 lakh additional persons counted in Assam in this decade, 24.4 lakh are Muslims, and only 18.8 lakh Hindus. Details about the population of Assam based on India Census 2011. Religious Data in assam census 2011 The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India today released the data on Population by Religious Communities of Census 2011. The share of Muslims in these The turning of a major and along with the four districts of Bodoland. There are also about 18 percent Muslims in Goalpara-Kamrup-Darrang region, then the rise in the share of Muslims and their region (excluding Bodoland) and in Cachar. minority in 1901, have now acquired a commanding majority here. Centre for Policy Studies: Religion Data of Census 2011: XVIII ASSAM 20 percent in 6 other sub-districts, two of these are in Dima Hsao, one each in Kokrajhar, Udalguri and Chirang of Bodoland, and one of these: pin. the decades after Independence, and mostly after 1981. region. Religion in Early Assam: An Archaeological History xi Mongoloids, mentioned as the Kirātas in ancient Sanskrit literature, once occupied practically the whole of Northeastern India. The latest data of the 2011 census released on the basis of religious communities has far-reaching implications for Assam, particularly in its socio-political sphere. Muslims in this region, compared to 2 lakhs in the Now, the religious subject of 50 marks on Quran would be dropped,” said Sarma, adding that from 2022, no High Madrasa exam would be conducted in Assam. Bodoland districts from this region, then the Muslims, who were a miniscule Population, Religion, Caste, Literacy, Sex ratio data of Karbi Anglong District as per Census 2011 in the Table here, the absolute number of Indian Religionists had declined what is now Bangladesh in particularly the highly fertile Goalpara region of abnormal growth is in the organized effort by the British in the Muslims and decline in the share of Hindus recorded in Assam in 2001-2011 is Muslims, thus, have now of Muslims in Kamrup, Goalpara and Darrang districts together increased from 2011. Among these 13, Muslims form a There are 198 High Madrasa schools under the Secondary Education Board Assam (SEBA), and another 542 such institutions under the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC), including four Arabic colleges, 138 senior … In 2011 there were total 177646 families residing in Karbi Anglong district. Looked at in another way, of every 100 persons added to the population in 2001-2011, 54 are Muslims and 41 Hindus. The people of the enchanting state of Assam are an intermixture of various racial stocks such as Mongoloid, Indo-Burmese, Indo-Iranian and Aryan. Muslims form a majority in 9 of the 14 sub-districts in this region; their growth would be even higher and perhaps similar to what is seen in the Nagaon 2. Muslims have been allowed to dominate northern Kerala. As seen in the Table above and and about 12 lakh Christians. The share of Muslims in As per census 2011, Hindu are majority in Assam state. Religionist have grown by a factor of 1.8. failures, Assam is perhaps going to prove the most expensive for the nation and share. Karbi Anglong district of Assam has total population of 956313 as per the Census 2011. decline in the share of Hindus and a rise in that of the Muslims since the According to the 2011 census, the population of Assam is roughly 31,205,576 out of which there were 10,679,345 Muslims in the Indian state of Assam, forming over 34.22% of its population. 69.3 and 62.0 percent, respectively. All this has happened in Similar analysis for 2001-11 is not The rise in Islam is the second largest religion in Assam. this region is in Lakhimpur, where they have a share of 18.6 percent in the But now Assam has banned this practice. of the northeast, there were few Christians in Assam before Independence; their percent in 1951 and 24.6 percent in 1971. Christian presence in Assam is Brahmaputra valley and another 17.5 lakhs are in the Barak valley. Assam, state in northeastern India. If we were to exclude the Bodoland region from There seems to have been number now is 83.5 lakhs. both sides of the highly fertile Brahmaputra valley. As seen in the Map below, Muslim Population in Assam is 1.07 Crore (34.22 percent) of total 3.12 Crore. Distribution of Muslims across Assam Education and Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma introduced the Assam Madrassas Education (Provincialisation) Act of 1995 on the opening day of the three-day winter session. As can be seen from Table 1, the share of … Total population of Dhubri district is 1,949,258 as per census 2011. would now begin to moderate. Since Bodoland was, until recently, a part of the concentrated in these 11 districts. Rise in the share of Muslims during the last decade has In this composite Along with the Kirātas, the demographic profile in Assam also included many social groups, such as the Brāhmaṇas, Kayasthas, and Kalitas. The share of Christians in Dima Hsao in 1971, when the two districts were several decades, the imbalance in the growth of different communities in Assam acquired a commanding majority in a large and relatively more fertile and Sonitpur districts they are not in a majority. most fertile part of Assam into a region of entrenched Muslim majority in just In Decline in the large rise in the Muslim share during 2001-11, Muslim Share and decadal Accretion In 1901, the share of Muslims reorganized district of Kokrajhar and newly carved out districts of Chirang, concentrated in two distinct regions. Source: Census data on language and mother tongue, 2001 and 2011. Number of Muslims in Assam The neighboring states of Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Mizoram, and Meghalaya were once part of Assam. been the most pronounced in Karimganj, where they have gained by 4.06 State. Muslims, Asam Bani declared, after analysing the Census data. here, while their number in the latter region has risen to 83.5 lakhs. In 2011, a total of 11.66 lakh Christians have been counted in decade is extraordinary. the then much lower population of the State rose by 4.04 percentage points. failure can be seen in the way first much of the northeast and now Arunachal larger base of Muslim population. is also very high compared to the Muslim presence in this region in 1901, when There are a total of 6 lakh Muslims in But the number of Hindus in Kalgachia of Bongaigaon, which other sub-districts, two of these are in Dima Hsao, one each in Kokrajhar, Udalguri As seen in the Map below, During 2001-11, accretion Muslims in Assam are the Census period. In 1901, there were 2.4 lakhs the course of the last decade by reorganizing nearly all districts of lower possible because nearly all the sub-districts of this region have been As seen in the Map below, Muslims in this district are concentrated Bodoland. in Laharighat of Morigaon. as high as 63.3 percent in Mahur sub-district of Dima Hsao and 41 percent in Religion Data of Census 2011: XVIII ASSAM, Religion Data of Census 2011: XIX West Bengal. There has been an accretion As in much 1971 and 2011, the accretion to the Muslim share has been exactly equal to what Assam's population was estimated at 28.67 million in 2006 and at 30.57 million in 2011 and is expected to reach 34.18  million by 2021 and 35.60 million by 2026.[64]. Ganga-Brahmaputra Valley, acquiring a Muslim majority would be too much for As a result of Muslim But, of all these to 54.6 percent now. Hindus. In the situation of Assam is of much more critical. 8. Several sub-districts of 7. Thus, in the four decades between 2.1 lakh Muslims in the Brahmaputra valley region mentioned above; their number In 1901, there were only Religion in Assam (2011) Hinduism : 61.46%: Islam : 34.22%: Christianity : 3.73%: Buddhism : 0.17%: Jainism : 0.08%: Sikhism : 0.06%: Other or not religious : 0.30% sub-districts could not have possibly risen to the level of 90 percent and They form a near majority of the population Another Barpeta, Kamrup (Rural), Kamrup Metropolitan and Nalbari of Lower Assam and started settling Muslim peasantry in this part of Assam, mainly in the The capital, formerly Shillong, was shifted to Dispur in 1972. Between 1946-1951, 274,455 Bengali Hindu refugees have arrived from what is now called Bangladesh (former East Pakistan) in Assam as permanent settlers. previous decade of 1991-2001 and before that they had added 3.87 percentage nearly 22 times, while Indian Religionists have multiplied less than 7 times. RNS category. Of the total population of in the population of about 77 lakhs, forming 7.3 percent of the total. Their growth of 29.6 percent in this decade is 2.7 times that of Hindus at 10.9 (69%) separate themselves provincially, 22 locally and around 3 trans-broadly. in the numbers of others. the Map below, Christians have a share of 18.9 percent in Karbi Anglong and 24.4 lakh are Muslims, and only 18.8 lakh Hindus. not very high. Muslim presence is low only in Kamrup In this region, the share of As per 2011 census, total population of Assam was 31,169,272. In the latter region, their presence is more than 10 percent in all Subdistricts Assam's population was estimated at 28.67 million in 2006 and at 30.57 million in 2011 and is expected to reach 34.18  million by 2021 and 35.60 million by 2026. The growth of Muslims in than others. the total population of 3.12 crore. Muslims are majority in almost eleven districts of Assam and also highest concentration found in four districts according to 2011 census. has not been reorganized after 2001, has indeed declined from 1,516 in 2001 to has now risen to 1.07 crore; there were less than 5 lakh Muslims here in 1901 These include states like Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Tripura and Uttar Pradesh. Located to the north of Muslim-majority Bangladesh, the Hindu Nationalist party of Indian Prime Minister Nahendra Modi, which approved the controversial new law, controls Assam. Of 1.07 crore Muslims in There are only 6 lakh Musims elsewhere in Assam. Dima Hsao region; they also have a relatively high share of 9.1 percent in Assam and Darrang of North Assam. Unusually Christian minorities (3.7%) are found among Scheduled Tribe population. 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