Muslims in West Bengal Disproportionately Poorer: Amartya Sen

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  • Muslims, who form 27.01 per cent of West Bengal’s population, “constitute a very large proportion of the poor” in the State, Professor Amartya Sen said.
  • He was releasing a report on the condition of Muslims in West Bengal titled ‘Living Reality of Muslims in West Bengal.’
  • Though the ruling Trinamool Congress has claimed to have played a significant role in the uplift of Muslims, the report points to little improvement in areas such as literacy, health etc.