Parsi population down by half, Jews now one-sixth of 1951








New Delhi, December 6

The population of the Parsi community in the country has come down by almost half, while the number of Jews remains one-sixth of what they were in 1951, Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

Minister of State for Home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said as per Census 2011, the population of Parsi/Zorastrian and Jews/Judaism in India are 57,264 and 4,229, respectively.

“As per Census 1951, the population of these two communities were 1,11,791 and 26,781, respectively,” he said in a written reply. — PTI

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