Debunking Population Jihaad (YouTube Video)

Muslims reproduce with the intention of surpassing Hindus in numbers and establishing a Muslim state in India. Heard this before? So did I, growing up. Let’s debunk that conspiracy theory.

This guy, posted a comment on my Hindu Khatre Mein Hai video saying Google the percentage of religion from 1947 to 2023. The insinuation – Muslims reproduce every year while Hindus are forced to stick to 2 kids. Some news outlets named this idea “Population Jihaad”. Let’s look at the numbers.

Propaganda chintus will keep scaring you by saying – “Muslim population rose from 9.8% to 14.23% while Hindu population FELL from 84.1% to 79.8%.” The problem with those numbers is that they are ratios – you get a lot less scarier figure when you compare actual numbers. Look at this table.

There are 112 Cr Hindus and 20 Cr Muslims today – compared to 30 Cr Hindus and 3.5 Cr Muslims in 1951. Hindu population did not FALL – it rose by 82 Cr since independence whereas Muslim population rose by a mere 16 Crs i.e. Hindu population rose by 5 times the number of Muslim population.

Yes, Muslims did have generally more children than Hindus, but the trend has been changing. 

Look at the Total Fertility Rates of Hindus and Muslims vs India Avg over the last 30 years:

Between 2001 and 2011, the TFR declined among Muslims more than it did for Hindus. This was a result of India’s birth control awareness efforts. Here is another data for your perusal.

Many Muslim priests have worked to bring about change in the mostly conservative community. 

Maulana Khalid Rasheed of Lucknow Idgah said: "There is a misconception among Muslims that Islam doesn’t allow the use of birth control measures, but the Shariat talks of family planning, and it is our responsibility to clear these misconceptions. We have conducted awareness programmes, made appeals, speeches about what Shariat has said about such issues."

There is still a lot of ground to cover in spreading awareness, especially among the rural Muslims who are poorer and less educated, but the idea that Muslims multiply with this sinister conspiracy to dominate the nation is bogus. In fact, an article from says that with current trends, it will take over 220 years for Hindu and Muslim populations to be 1:1. And most probably, both the Hindu and Muslim growth rates will slow down further and our population will plateau and even decline.

NFHS 5 also sheds light on some other myths about Muslims & their contribution to politics. For example, the question of multiple wives in Muslims. While the Muslim personal law does allow Muslim men to take up to 4 wives and Hindu personal law outlaws polygamy, the women surveyed in NFHS 5, only 1.9% Muslim women said they were in polygynous marriages, the same number was 1.3% of Hindus and 1.6% for other religious communities. So, the idea that every Muslim man is marrying multiple wives – is also false.

You see, I will enclose links to the articles I’m taking my data from, and I hope you take the time to read those articles, although I have observed that many people refuse to believe information that goes against their biases. Misinformation flourishes not because the correct information isn’t readily available, but because people want to believe the false ideas as they align with their pre-existing hate. 

That has to change.

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