‘Secular shock’ over Islamic Growth Rate in Kerala

via HK published on August 2, 2010

Hindu organisations had warned about the Islamic growth rate in Kerala, especially in Malabar region now since a long time and as usual the Media nor our leaders felt it as credible for the sole reason that Hindu organisations are the only ‘Communal Organisations’ in our Secular state!

When State Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan warned about the same the whole society started debating about the same. In one of the Pro Communist English daily Hindu , B S Raghavan had reported the following.



To what extent do demographic trends in Kerala bear out the possibility of Muslim domination? From what I have gathered from the studies of noted demographers such as Mr P.N. Mari Bhat and Mr A. Francis Xavier, and from the book, Religious Demography of India, published by the Centre for Policy Studies, Chennai, India’s Muslim population will keep increasing by one percentage point each decade and its share will rise from 13.4 per cent of the total population in 2001 to 17.3 per cent by 2050.

For the sub-continent as a whole comprising India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, the proportion of Muslims is projected to increase from 30 per cent as of now to 50 per cent around 2060.

As regards Kerala, in the last 100 years, the population of Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and Buddhists has been declining by 1.2 per cent every decade resulting in a steep fall from 69 per cent of the total population in 1901 to 56 per cent in 2001.

During the first half of the 20th century, the Christian share in the population had increased from 14 per cent to 21 per cent. In the post-Independence era, the percentage of Muslims in the State as a whole has gone up from 17.5 to 25.

The trends pertaining to specific regions of Kerala are equally interesting. In the Malappuram district, in the period from 1951 to 2001, the increase in the Muslim share in the total population has been by 14 percentage points, from 54.3 to 68 per cent.

In the entire Malabar region, comprising Kasargod, Kannur, Wayanad, Kozhikode, Malappuram and Palakkad, the non-Islamic, non-Christian section of the population has dropped from 65.3 per cent of the total in 1951 to a near minority level of 52.7 per cent in 2001.

In the same period, the Muslim share in the region has gone up from 31.4 per cent to 41.1 per cent and the Christian share has also risen significantly from 3.3 per cent to 6.2 per cent.

V S Achuthandan had pointed to ‘Love Jihad’ as one of the agenda to Islamise our society. It was CPM’s Kairali channel and Deshabhimani in the forefront along with Jihadi groups to vehemently oppose and deny the facts and figures on Love Jihad exposed by Hindu organisations.

For a common Hindu – There is no any need for any attestation certificate to prove that Islamic growth rate is increasing. He can see it infront of his eyes daily when more and more schools get converted in Muslim schools in his villages, when more and more assembly seats are propping up in Muslim dominated areas, When his relatives and neighbours move away to interior places selling their ancestral land and property to Muslims, When they see more and more Minarets prop like milestones near their roads…

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