Haley Hetherington-Clary-5th Period
in 2011, India's population was estimated at 1.2 billion people
Government & Politics
80% of India's population practices Hinduism, dominating over the smaller Sikh, Muslim, Jain, Buddhist, and Christian religious communities. Because of this, there have been 2 wars between India and Pakistan, and many muslims rebels have been waging a separatist war since the 1980s. Conflicts such as these grew dangerous in 1998, but had since then tensions have reduced until 2006, when bombings on commuter trains killed more than 200 people and left 300 others injured. Muslim extremists were blamed for the attacks.
India's Previous and Current Government Leaders:
First prime minister of India, elected August 1947.
Current prime minister of India, elected in May 2014.
Current president of India, elected in July 2012.