Opinion: D. C. Nath (President, Patriot’s Forum) – Hindus-The Majority Community in India—How Long?

DC Nath SmallPresident of Patriots Forum, D.C. Nath was superannuated in January, 1995, as the Special Director, Intelligence Bureau, D.C. Nath (IPS-1960) was associated with the International Institute of Security and Safety Management (IISSM), headquartered in New Delhi, for over 14 years, first as the Executive President & CEO and then as the President & Director General, between February, 1997 and March, 2011. The author of a highly acclaimed book, Intelligence Imperatives for India, Mr. Nath earned high plaudits from all around for two of his very significant presentations on: “Revisiting the Future of India” (2005, London) and “Lessons from India for the War On Terrorism” (2007, USA). He is the only one in the field, combining the experiences of a police officer with specialization in intelligence and strategic analysis and an industrial security expert par excellence. More Bio on D. C. Nath…

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FOCUS ON FIGURES, NOT FAITH << News analysis file 1


March 7, 2015

Dear Friends,


Subject: Hindus-The Majority Community in India—How Long?


We have straightaway raised the above question, feeling compelled to do so after reading and re-reading a very analytical piece by our scholar friend, Priyadarshi Dutta, titled, “Focus on Figures, not Faith”, appearing in “The Pioneer” of March 6, 2015. All friends and well-wishers are requested to go through it carefully so as not to miss out important statistics quoted in this piece (attached).

Friends will recall we have been demanding from the Union Government to release the religion-wise break-up of the Census figures of 2011 but with no success yet. Our anxiety was on a different score. Contrary to the impression gaining that the government was delaying this because of the ‘fear’ of adverse reaction on the electorate from the fact of the Muslim population having burgeoned up, we have emphasised on our apprehension that it would be the distinct fear of the number of the “so-called” majority Hindu community having gone down terribly below imagination.

We had buffeted up our reasoning by quoting till-date-unchallenged statistics published in the 2013 year book of the prestigious Encyclopedia Britannica, generally believed to be reliable. According to this publication, the Hindu population in India was around only 70-plus in 2005—almost unbelievable. If there is some grain of truth in that report, we are in for some “shock” shortly. The ultimate upshot can be well imagined.

It is good that Priyadarshi has taken us through the historic episode of interface between Swami Shraddhanand and Col. U Mukherji. Col. Mukherji to Swamiji:

· Colonel Mukerji said that he had been working on a pamphlet which mathematically established that Hindus would be wiped off the face of the earth within 420 years if remedial measures were not put in place.

· Col Mukerji read from the Census of India, 1911 (Vol-1, P.122). It said: “In the whole of India the proportion of Hindus to the total population has fallen in 30 years from 74 to 69 percent, but this is partly due to inclusion at each succeeding Census of new areas in which Hindus, if they are found at all, are in minority”.

Priyadarshi then tells us Col. Mukherji had studied the Census report of 2001, and reports:

· Taking five per cent to be the actual proportion of decline of the Hindus within 30 years, Col Mukerji said their present number of 69 per cent will be swallowed up in (14×30) 420 years, if no efforts were made to arrest the decline. By then, UN Mukerji had already, in 1909, published a brochure based on Census 1901 figures, titled Hindus, a Dying Race?

The author then writes about Swami Shraddhanand’s views on another current phenomenon drawing unnecessary controversy, that is “Ghar Wapsi”. Since that is not the focus of our submission today, we leave that the friends to look up that point in the attached press report.

Friends, on behalf of all of us, we would like to sincerely congratulate Priyadarshi Dutta for digging up the past & and yet very relevant information. Well, Priyadarshi, wish more strength to your elbow.



Your sevak,

D.C. Nath

(Former Spl. Director, IB)

(President, Patriots’ Forum)

Source: Patriot Forum

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