Washington: The Washington-based US think tank Pew Research Center has researched various religions in India and released its report. According to Pew’s research, the Indian population is diverse and has great faith in religion. Most of the Hindus, Jains and Sikhs in the world live in India, but at the same time, they are also one of the most populous Muslim countries in the world. The population of Buddhists and Christians is also in the millions. According to the Pew Research Center, they conducted a survey of 29,999 Indians in 2019-2020 before the corona crisis, studying nationalism, religious faith and tolerance.
A survey was conducted by people at the local level in 17 languages ââin all the states and Union Territories of India. He found that Indians are religiously tolerant, but prefer to live their religious life separately. According to research, 84 percent described themselves as “true Indians” and spoke of respect for all religions, while 80 percent said being a part of their religion is as important as respecting other religions. People of 6 religions declared freely exercising their religious activities in India. Most reported that people of other faiths also practice religious activities who come here freely. The survey claims that 85% of Hindus believed that a true Indian respected all religions, while 78% of Muslims said so.
64% of Hindus said being a true citizen of India requires Hinduism and 80% of them said Hindi language is needed for this as well. 72% of Hindus said that a person who eats beef cannot be a Hindu. Research has revealed that cows are considered sacred by Hindus. According to a Pew Research Center study, 74% of Muslims said Muslims should go to the Sharia court of their religion. Since 1937, India has had a separate judicial system to deal with religious matters for Muslims called âDarul-ul-Qazaâ. No one can be legally compelled to accept the verdict of these courts working under Kazi.