3 Shocking Yet Jaw-Dropping Facts About Eastern Indian Religion

Eastern Indian Religion

India is the second most populated country across the globe. It is home to more than 1.5 billion people, and the numbers are significantly increasing day by day. India is a blend of different cultures, traditions, and religions. However, the cultures and traditions are mostly followed in the eastern side of India.

The Eastern state of India boasts different religions and cultures. However, 70-75% of East India is full of Hindu with a substantial population of Muslims, Christians, and Buddhists. According to various researches, six-in-ten Indians are Hindus and believe in faith.

Hence, we are today mentioning some secret facts about the Eastern Indian Religion. 

The Eastern States Of India Are Also Dominated By Muslims  

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According to various reports, there will be more than 300 billion Muslims residing in India by 2050. The majority of Muslims live on India’s Eastern side because of work opportunities and low cost of living factors. On the other hand, the Hindu population will also grow by 77%.

Thus, Muslims will still be considered as a minority group compared to Hindus. It will be challenging for the Indian government to control the increasing population of the country. Soon, specific rules and regulations by the Indian Government to handle the rising population.

India Is A Democratic Country But Still There Are Some Restriction In The Eastern States

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Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, and Nagaland are the prominent states of East India. In these states, Jains, Sikhs, and Buddhists legally join and follow the Hindu community. However, they are free to follow their own traditions and cultures hassle-free. But, the only rule is they have to support the Hindu community.

According to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, Christians and Muslims protesting against the Hindu community for many reasons are legally arrested and assaulted behind bars. Christians and Muslims are directly considered as Dalits, and some covert themselves into Hindus to avoid caste discrimination factor. 

Dalits in these states often struggle to enjoy the benefits provided by the government for the minority groups. Above all, Jains, Sikhs, and Buddhists have to mention themselves as Hindu as their primary religion and follow social events.

These things were unknown by the Supreme Court of India and other higher authorities. However, the Indian Government is trying to assure protection to the minority groups.

East Indian Population Are Concerned About National Issues Instead Of Communal Tensions

According to a Pew Research Center Survey in 2017, people in eastern Indian states are least or not interested in the communal tensions between religions. They feel national issues like crime, rape cases, and lack of career opportunities are the major problems. 

Three out of ten agreed that communal tensions are the primary concern for them. On the other hand, seven out of ten believe that communal tensions can be easily solved, and the government should focus more on national issues. 

Final Words

Well, these were some shocking facts you can say about Eastern Indian Religion. There’s a lot more happening in these states, which is still unrevealed. Let’s hope the Indian Government will focus on Eastern states instead of developing the metropolitan cities

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