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Background:

India has about 1.4 billion people of which about 80% are Hindu, 14% are Muslim, 2% are Christian, and 4% are either followers of other religions, or have no religion. Until the Bharatiya Janata Party, a Hindu nationalist party, assumed power federally between 1998 and 2004, India was noted for its high level of religious tolerance.

Religion, nationalism and politics can be positive influences on a country if the separation of religion and state is maintained. Integration of religion, nationalism and politics can have a devastating effect on religious freedom.

 



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Copyright 1998 to 2018 by Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance
Latest update: 2018-SEP-11
Author: B.A. Robinson

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