Muslim population in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh grew at a faster pace
Hyderabad: The Muslim population in both Telangana State and Andhra Pradesh grew faster than the Hindu population between 2001 and 2011. While Muslims constituted 12.43 per cent of the population in Telangana in 2001, it rose to 12.68 per cent in 2011 in the state. The proportion of Hindus shrank from 85.94 per cent to 85.09 per cent in Telangana during the same period.
In AP, however, the Muslim population grew at a faster rate compared to TS, rising from 6.92 per cent in 2001 to 8.53 per cent in 2011. On the contrary, there has been a decline in the Hindu population from 91.11 per cent of the total population in 2001 to 90.86 per cent a decade later.
Christians also registered an increase, from 1.19 per cent to 1.27 per cent in TS during the 2001-2011 period. In AP, the corresponding Christian population decreased from 1.76 per cent to 1.19 per cent during the 10-year period.
The growth rate of Muslims has been tremendous in AP between 2001 and 2011. Muslim population grew by 34.5 per cent. In TS, the growth rate was 15.8 per cent. Hindu populations grew at 8.9 per cent during the same period in AP while in TS, the growth rate was 12.45 per cent.