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India: Information on 1) population size (% of religious minorities, % of Ahmadis, % of Muslims non-Ahmadis, and % of Hindus) in Qadian, Punjab and Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh 2) number of Ahmadis in India

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 1 November 1991
Citation / Document Symbol IND9765
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, India: Information on 1) population size (% of religious minorities, % of Ahmadis, % of Muslims non-Ahmadis, and % of Hindus) in Qadian, Punjab and Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh 2) number of Ahmadis in India, 1 November 1991, IND9765, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6ad202c.html [accessed 24 October 2014]
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1)       Population breakdown into religious minorities in Qadian, Punjab, and Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, is currently unavailable to the IRBDC. However, according to Information Request IND4629, about 3,000 Ahmadis live in Qadian. The only other figure currently available to the IRBDC is Hyderabad's population, which was 2,187,262 according to the 1981 census (Europa 1990, 1292).

2)             According to the Toronto-based Ahmadya Movement in Islam, there are about 100,000 Ahmadis living in India (see Information Request IND4629). L'état des religions puts the number of Ahmadis at 130,000 (1987, 257).

Further information on this subject is currently unavailable

to the IRBDC.

 Bibliography

The Europa World Year Book 1990. 1990. Vol. I. London: Europa Publications Ltd.

Clévenot, Michel, ed. 1987. L'état des religions. Montreal: éditions du Boréal.

 Attachments

Clévenot, Michel, ed. 1987. L'état des religions. Montreal: éditions du Boréal.

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