Behind the decline

Print edition : October 02, 2015

Christian families being converted to Sikhism in a ghar wapsi programme conducted by Dharm Jagaran Manch in a village in Amritsar in December 2014. Photo: PTI

The Green Revolution brought considerable prosperity to many Sikh families in Punjab. Wealth from land in turn indirectly helped many families to take the business route out of the State. Photo: PRASHANTH VISHWANATHAN/BLOOMBERG

Census figures show a negative growth rate for the Sikh population in Punjab, but it is the Sangh Parivar, not Sikhs, that uses this to stoke up communal tensions.
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