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The fertility rate of Muslims has seen the sharpest decline among all religious communities over the past two decades, shows data from the National Family Health Survey (NFHS), conducted by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
Muslims have seen the sharpest drop in fertility rate between NFHS-1 and NFHS-5 by 47% from 4.4 in 1992-93 to 2.3 in 2019-2021.
The Wire’s senior editor Arfa Khanum Sherwani discusses this issue with the former chief of Election Commission of India S.Y. Qureshi.