Bangladesh: A Lethal Religious Divide

A Muslim-majority country, Hindus account for only 9% of Bangladesh’s population. Since gaining independence from Pakistan in the 1970s, the percentage of Hindus in Bangladesh has been constantly shrinking as more Hindus gradually migrate to India. Hindu community leaders have estimated the Hindu population in Bangladesh to have declined from 30% in 1947 to less than 9% now. Read for more on the deadly impact of the deepening religious divide in Bangladesh.