With the global spate of religious violence turning more alarming, most states that tout themselves secular are ranked high for religious violence. In papers, just like Nigeria, India allowed so many religions to co-exist peacefully with feeling of threat from other groups. However, this seems to be a wide gap from reality. In recent analysis of Pew Research Centre Analysis, India scored fourth in the world for such intolerance.
India is not alone in seeing more religious unrest. The Boko Haram uprising in Northern Part of Nigeria accounted for mass atrocity than any other religious scourge in Nigeria than ever before. With Syria scoring 9.2 on Social Hostilities Index, Nigeria and India score 9.1 and 8.7 respectively. Egypt is another African country that scored 7.2 for such religious intolerance.
More than ever before, Hindu versus Muslim, Christianity versus Islam, Islam versus Indigenous sect have birthed more atrocities witnessed in history since the beginning of the millennium.