UPDATE ON AUG 25, 11:48 AM IST
Jhansi. The last time the religion-based census data was made public by the Government of India was in August 2015, in which the maximum number of Hindus was revealed in Jhansi district. Whereas, the second major population was of Muslims. After six years, now the discussions of caste based census have gained momentum. Many opposition parties also seem to be of the same opinion on this. However, a decision on this is yet to be taken by the government.
The report of the religion-based census was made public six years ago by the Registrar General and Censor Commissioner, Government of India. This report was given on the basis of 2011 census data, according to which out of the total population of Jhansi 19.68 lakh, the maximum number of Hindus is 18,23,930. Whereas, the population of Muslims is 1,47,842.
At number three, Jainism has a population of 7,328. The number of Christians in fourth place is 7,050. Sikhism has a population of 4,951 in the fifth place and the population of Buddhism at the sixth place is 1,203. Whereas, the number of people who follow other religions is 6,299.
However, now the discussions of caste based census are in full swing. In fact, the stand of the opposition parties and the constituents of the government is also vocal on this issue. There is a continuous demand for caste census from many parties. Here are the religion based census data
religion male female yoga Hindu 9,66,273 8,57,657 18,23,930 Muslim 76,999 70,843 1,47,842 Jain 3,798 3,530 7,328 Christian 3,499 3,551 7,050 Sikhs 2,970 1,981 4,951 Buddhist 640 563 1,203 Hindus in the village and more Muslims in the city Jhansi.