There are 869,400,000 Hindus in India - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Bloomfield
    • 08.03.06 | 21:42 (IST)

    And there are 144,700,000 Muslims, which make up 13.4% of the population. In 1947, the Hindus formally separated from the Muslims with the creation of Pakistan. The Indo-Pakistani "Line of Control" has it's equivalent in the Israeli-Palestinian "security fence/wall". Those who are claiming that India is a Muslim nation are deluding themselves. India is a Hindu nation that tolerates the Muslim minority. At 80.5% of the population, Hindus outnumber Muslims by a ratio of 6 to 1. As India moves closer to the West, they form a natural alliance with America based on shared values that would never be possible in a Pakistani alliance built on temporary political expediency. -B-

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