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Indian Nationalism and Muslim Population Explosion

Indian Nationalism and Muslim Population Explosion

The election of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014 ushered in a new wave of Hindu Nationalism that clearly being challenged by the global press and of course the rising population of Muslims in the country.

The Bharatiya Janata Party has been gaining strength at the expense of other parties in the country. Note that the number of Muslims holding seats in the lower house of Parliament is 4 percent. Just 10 years ago this number was 6 percent and in 1980 it was 9.6 percent of the Parliament. 

The fear, according to political scientists is that the number of Muslims that are being radicalized is only increasing because they see a fading voice in Parliament. What some Hindus fear is that Muslims in some areas of the country are already radicalized and with the explosion of the Muslim minority in many cities – Muslims are seeing their population grow at twice the rate of Hindus – there will be conflict in the future according to some political figures. 

Remember that there was solution in India with the formation of Pakistan in 1947 as Muslims wanted a homeland in Southeast Asia. But the Hindu Nationalist movement has gained ground since Modi has been elected and the shift to a more India First system will only gain momentum in the future. 

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