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Declining Sikh Population Percentage In Punjab

Discussion in 'Sikh Sikhi Sikhism' started by harmanpreet singh, Aug 26, 2015.

  1. harmanpreet singh

    harmanpreet singh India
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    As per Govt of India Census 2011 released yesterday ,Sikh population in Punjab is 57 % which was 60% in 2001 census.


    The growth rate of population in the decade 2001-2011 was 17.7 percent. The growth rate of population of the different religious communities in the same period was as Hindus: 16.8 percent; Muslim: 24.6 percent; Christian: 15.5 percent; Sikh: 8.4 percent; Buddhist: 6.1 percent and Jain: 5.4 percent.


    http://www.censusindia.gov.in/2011census/population_enumeration.html

    http://www.firstpost.com/india/indi...ims-2011-census-data-on-religion-2407708.html
     
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    and outta that "57% sikhs" too , how many are hardly sikhs. I mean the ones who cut their hair , etc but just identify as sikhs
     
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    I went to a lecture a couple of years ago by a Sikh scholar, and he was saying that Christian missionaries are becoming quite active in Punjab, many Sikhs are converting, and churches are being built.

    Why are so many Sikhs converting?

    I think there are a lot of vulnerable people in punjab. We know there is a huge drug epidemic, poverty etc. And these people are very disconnected from society and Sikhi....and these missionary people seem to thrive on desperate people to propagate their proselytizing... There is also just a lack of understanding of Sikhi in general, even for those who do not want to convert- it requires a lot of study and contemplation.
     
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