NEW DELHI -- The number of Muslim students in the 5-19 age group has increased by 44 percent from 2001 and 2011, and the number of Muslims girls has increased by 53 percent within that category, according to fresh data from the 2011 census.
The Times of India reported today that students in 5-19 years age group has increased by 30 percent by 2001 and 2011.
Jains with 88 percent have the highest student ratio followed by Hindus with 73 percent, then Christians with 80 percent, Buddhists with 79 percent, Sikhs with 77 and Muslims with 63 percent, TOI reported.
Religious communities such as Christians and Sikhs, who have a head start in terms of sending children to school, registered less change than Muslims. In fact, the Jains have registered a 10 percent decline in the number of students in schools.
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