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94% Hindus applied for religious conversion in Gujarat; Muslims 1.2 %

Ahmedabad |  In a shocking revelation regarding religious conversion, the Gujarat government has announced that around 94 percent Hindus have applied for conversion while Muslims are only 1.2 percent.

Congress MLAs during the question hour has sought report about the applications for religious conversion in the Gujarat State Assembly. The MLAs had asked for state home ministry for complete details for district wise applications of religious conversion.

Chief Minister Vijay Rupani who also handles the Gujarat Home Ministry in a written report submitted in the Assembly stated that in last 2 years till 31st May 2019 around 911 people applied for conversion in which 863 were Hindus, 36 were Muslims, 11 were Christians while 1 person belongs to Khoja and Buddhist religion. The state government further informed that around 689 were granted permission to convert their religion.

The government of Gujarat in 2008 had passed a law regarding religious conversion. According to the law, any citizen of the state will require the government’s permission to change his religion.

As per the report submitted by the state government, the highest applications of conversion were received from Surat, Junagarh and Anand district. Specifically, in Surat, around 474 Hindus and 11 Muslims had applied for conversion.

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