March of the minority
By Vinod Kumar
The Revenue and Endowment Board of Andhra Pradesh, which maintains the statistics and accounts of the religious institutions in the state, has prepared the following report. This document reveals the alarming growth of minority religious institutions in the state which has a Christian Chief Minister and Home Minister and is in the forefront of fanning communalism and Naxalism through administrative largesse. Though the Christians are not even 2 per cent in AP and the Muslims are less than 15 per cent, yet, they have a greater clout than the 80 per cent Hindu population. The contents of the document are really shocking.
The existing number of temples, mosques and churches in Andhra as on March 31, 2005: