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Fourth-largest faith: 5 interesting infographics that decode Hinduism in US

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

A new study by Pew has revealed that Hindu population in US has increased by 85.8 per cent since 2007, making Hinduism the fourth largest religion in the country. The number of Hindus in America now stands at 2.23 million.

“The proportion of Hindus in the US population rose from 0.4 percent in 2007 to 0.7 percent last year,” according to the Pew Research Center’s “Religious Landscape Study” released on Tuesday.

The report also mentioned that it may have underestimated the size of the Hindu population.

To give a better understanding of the Hindu population in US, Pew has come up with some interesting infographics:

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(Inforaphics: Pew Forum)

 

 

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WhatsApp Makes Changes in India After Deadly Attacks

The firm said it will also remove the quick forward button placed next to media messages

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India is WhatsApp's largest market. Pixabay

WhatsApp has announced changes for its 200 million users in India following the spread of viral messages via the app that resulted in deadly mob attacks.

India’s government has threatened to take WhatsApp to court, saying “…the medium used for such propagation cannot evade responsibility and accountability.” The information technology ministry said, “If they remain mute spectators they are liable to be treated as abettors and thereafter face consequent legal action.”

Satish Bhaykre, 21, who was beaten by a mob due to a fake WhatsApp text, poses inside his house on the outskirts of Nagpur, India, June 23, 2018.
Satish Bhaykre, 21, who was beaten by a mob due to a fake WhatsApp text, poses inside his house on the outskirts of Nagpur, India, June 23, 2018. (VOA)

The Facebook-owned messaging app said it will limit Indian users’ ability to forward messages, allowing only five contacts at a time to receive them.

The firm said it will also remove the quick forward button placed next to media messages.

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Both moves are designed to make stop the mass forwards that have resulted in the mob attacks.

India is WhatsApp’s largest market. (VOA)