The trend shows that Hindus are fast becoming minorities in Kerala
The hypocrisy and double standard of the CPI-M led Kerala Government which had filed a criminal case against T P Senkumar, former chief of the Kerala Police for openly stating that 42 out of every 100 new born children in the State belong to the Muslim community, has been exposed threadbare by an internationally respected research institute.
Centre for Policy Studies, a Chennai based think tank specialising in demography study has fully endorsed the views expressed by Senkumar in a recent interview he gave to a Malayalam journalist.
A P Joshi, M D Srinivas and J K Bajaj, the research team that specialises in demographic studies in India has this to tell about the reported statement by Senkumar.
Of all children born in the state in 2015, 42% are Muslim, even though the share of Muslims in the total population is only 26.6%
“A sudden and intense controversy has arisen in Kerala on the issue of the relative number of children born to different communities there. A recently retired chief of Kerala police has stated in an interview that of all children born in the state in 2015, as many as 42 percents are Muslim, even though the share of Muslims in the total population as counted in Census 2011 is only 26.6 percent. The former police chief has been accused of misrepresenting facts and fomenting communal discord.
“In view of this, we have analysed all available data on the vital statistics of 2008 to 2015 and the census figures of 2001 and 2011 in the note below. The analysis clearly establishes that the share of Muslims in live births in the state and in the 0-6 yr population is far above their share in the total population. And Muslim share in both the live births and in the 0-6 year population has been rising sharply in the recent years and decades.
Dr Bajaj, who along with Joshi and Srinivas, co- authored the path-breaking book “The Religious Demography of India”, pointed out immediately after the controversy that “according to annual vital statistics report of Kerala 2015, out of 5,16, 013 live births, 2,13, 865 belong to Muslims. This is 41.45 per cent and the report was published by the Government of Kerala.”
The three top scientists, all of them products of Indian Institute of Technology-Madras and Indian Institute of Science, studied, analysed and researched all factors associated with the changes in Indian population since 1901 and made a startling disclosure. “There has been a drastic change in the religious demography of Kerala”.
Hindus are fast becoming minorities in Kerala while the Muslims are on their way to becoming the majority community
According to their findings through scientific research, the population in Kerala consisted of 69 per cent Hindus, 14 per cent Christians and 17 per cent Muslims in the year 1901. But according to the 2011 census, the Hindu population in Kerala has declined to just 55 per cent, a fall of 14 per cent during the last 11 decades. “This is a serious matter of concern,” said the three researchers. Equally important is that fact that the Muslim population in Kerala shot up to 26.56 per cent while the Christian population is 18.38 per cent. The trend shows that Hindus are fast becoming minorities in Kerala while the Muslims are on their way to becoming the majority community in the next two decades.
Dr Bajaj pointed out that the Muslim population in Kerala increased by 12.84 per cent during the 1901 to 2011 period. “The rate of growth of Muslim population is literally mind boggling,” he said. He also said that the population of Hindus in north Kerala, previously known as Malabar and which consists of the districts of Kasaragod, Kannur, Kozhikode, Malappuram and Palakkad districts fell to 50.7 per cent in 2011 from 69.1 per cent registered in 1901.
The fall in Hindu population was more marked from 1951. “Our research showed that the population of Hindus fell by 14per cent since 1951 while the Muslim population increased by 12 per cent since 1951,” said Dr Bajaj.
He said that the uniqueness of the Kerala population was the spurt in Muslim population. “It is an extra ordinarily wide growth. There is a six fold increase in the Muslim population than that of the Hindus. This is a disturbing trend,” he said.
The scientists also disproved the conventional theory that any increase in literacy, economic status and urbanisation would bring down the growth in population. “The Muslims are not behind anybody in these respects. The literacy rate of the Hindus is 93.49 per cent while for Muslims it is 93.29 per cent and for Christians, the figure I 96.49 per cent. The literacy rate among Hindu males is 95.85 per cent while the figure is 91.33 per cent for Hindu women. But for the Muslim community, the figures are 95.85 and 91.08 per cent respectively,” says the research paper by the trio.
The phenomenon of higher and rising share of Muslims in the live births in Kerala finds further support in the higher and rising share of Muslims in the child (0-6 yr) population of the state as counted in Census 2011 and 2001. In 2011, 36.74 percent of the children in Kerala are Muslim; their share in 2001 was 31.08 percent. Census 2011 also counts 14.4 children among every hundred Muslims as compared to only 8.93 among every hundred Hindus and 8.91 among every hundred Christians. The gap between the number of children per hundred of the population between Muslims and Hindus in 2011 is of 5.45 children; that gap was of 4.19 children in 2001. Thus all parameters seem to confirm the trend of a large and rising fertility and growing gap between Muslims and others.
What is of paramount importance is the words of Augustus Comte, the 19th-century French philosopher, which has been quoted by Joshi, Srinivas and Baja in their book Religious Demography of India. “Demography is Destiny,” the exceptionally brilliant research work of these three scientists begin with these sentences. Since the words are self-explanatory, Team Pgurus is not dwelling on these words.
As the head of the intelligence wing, Kumar was privy to a lot of first-hand information about the hidden agenda of the Church and Islamic scholars.
But the Christians and Muslims in Kerala are out on a mission to increase their population to such an extent that they could decide the destiny and fate of the Hindus. The Church leaders and the religious scholars belonging to the Muslim community are exhorting the members (or followers) of the concerned religions to drastically increase the population by making their women deliver more and more children. The Christian church has instituted prized and honours to women who deliver a maximum number of children, A P Aboobakker Musaliar, head of the conservative Sunnis, have asked the believers to give birth to as many kids as possible and never ever subscribe to population control methods.
Why the Marxists ordered a probe by the Crime Branch of Kerala Police into the case against Senkumar is an open secret. As reported by Team Purus, Senkumar knows a lot of things about the hidden agenda of the Church and Islamic scholars. As the head of the intelligence wing, Kumar was privy to a lot of first-hand information and if he decided to speak up, many red stars would fall down from the skies…
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