BOT wrote:Secondly, Muslim birth rate has been greater than Hindu birth rate since decades. This contributed to the population increase of Muslims relative to Hindus.
There has been no act (or series of acts) targetting Hindus in Pakistan or East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) that could be charaterized as ethnic cleansing, apart from the initial violence during the partition, which happened on both sides of the border. The only argument that Indians use in this regard is the above pathetic display of statistics showing the relative decrease of Hindu population. This argument should be subjected to mockery by any sane person, as it would imply that since the population of many European countries is decreasing and Muslim minority population is increasing and many predict that Muslims will be majority in certain European countries in a few decades, Muslims are involved in active "ethnic cleansing" against the indigenous people.
Both India and Bangladesh are third world countries,so there won't be any significant difference in birth rates.Even in India with the difference in birth rates being around 1% to 2%(higher for muslims),muslims haven't increased from 12% to 17% over a period of 50 years from independance. So while lower birth rates due to higher education levels would have reduced the % of Hindus in Bangladesh,it would be an obfuscation of fact that wholesale slaughter of Hindus did not happen during 1971 war or that it is not responsible for decrease of even a fraction of % of population.I have read in many places that Hindus were particularly targeted during 1971 war as they played a pivotal role in the seperatist movement.Many Hindus were educated ,were professors in the Bangladeshi universities and were involved in shaping the mindset of ordinary Bangladeshis towards that end.
The situation is akin to why Jews were particularly targeted in the past in Germany (for treason and for having cross-border loyalties)and are still being targeted as poisoning the Western white Christian culture and/or corrupting young Western minds with bombardment of promiscuous films etc through media owned by them.More or less similiar is the angst in some circles in India against mostly Muslim dominated Mumbai underworld for exerting its influence on the film industry and making Hindu girls receptive towards love jihad by muslims.