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VHP’s appeal to Muslims: Undergo ‘internal reform’ to control population

The VHP members also claimed infiltration from Bangladesh and Myanmar was a factor in rise in Muslim population.

Written by Lalmani Verma | Lucknow | Updated: September 7, 2015 8:46 am

Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has appealed to Muslims to undergo an “internal reform” for controlling their population growth and follow family planning “like other communities in India”.

The VHP central “margdarshak mandal” passed a resolution in this regard at a meeting at Kumbh Mela in Nasik Saturday. The resolution came after discussing a proposal moved on recently released Census data that showed growth rate of Muslim population as 24.6 per cent between 2001 and 2011. Muslims were the only community to register a growth in terms of their share in the total population.

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Contacted, VHP central secretary Rajendra Singh Pankaj told The Indian Express the “internal reform” meant Muslims should understand their focus on increasing population would affect the society and “they should distance themselves from the practice of having several wives and producing more children, in the interest of the nation”.

The VHP leaders resolved, “A major section of the Muslim community has taken population growth as a mission and some hardliners too are misguiding innocent Muslims to increase their population by showing them dreams of Darul Islam.” The leaders stated the Hindu community would be affected by this “population imbalance”, but Muslims too would have to face backwardness because of their “population growth campaign”.

“So it is an appeal to the Muslim community to undergo an internal reform to avoid ill-effects of their campaign. When various Arab countries and decent sections of society across the world have adopted family planning, then why are Indian Muslims not adopting it?” the Hindu religious leaders resolved at the meet.

The VHP members also claimed infiltration from Bangladesh and Myanmar was a factor in rise in Muslim population. Participants expressed concern that population share of Hindus had for the first time decreased below 80 per cent, and claimed such a trend could be a threat to the secular and harmonious identity of the nation.

The VHP leaders claimed communal harmony had been disturbed in districts of Kashmir valley, Bihar, West Bengal and Assam where Muslims were in a majority, and “non-Muslims were finding it tough to maintain their existence there”.

“Central and state governments, both, seemed to have failed in controlling the situation at these places. And, probably, this is the reason that certain Muslim leaders are warning that Hindus will have to survive on their terms when Muslim population crosses 20 per cent share in the country,” the leaders remarked at the meet.

The ‘margdarshak mandal’ members also pitched for a common national population policy. The VHP also passed a resolution on “social harmony” for its religious heads to take out padyatras in areas with substantial Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and hold religious discourses to foster feelings of equality.

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  1. K
    Sep 7, 2015 at 1:01 pm
    Conversions, love jihad, hum paach Hamare pachaas concept all these ic thinking of them leads to increase in potion growth. Govt. Should take strict action against this and illegalize these concepts
    1. Varun Chaitwal
      Sep 7, 2015 at 8:38 am
      then go to saudi instead of destroying our lands! wasnt saudi created by allah too?
      1. Varun Chaitwal
        Sep 7, 2015 at 8:36 am
        when have muslims ever cooperated? Why is it that MUSLIMS,whenever brought in ant context, raises anger irritation and hostility? its their own fault
        1. A
          Sep 7, 2015 at 8:39 am
          This guy just got another point to take a dig at Muslims.... And to show the Hindus that how helpless they all are without him...... I know thousands of Muslims. I have hardly seen a family having more than 2 or at the max 3 kids.. ( except in Uttar Pradesh, where Muslims and Hindus and even other castes have many many children for the want of more boy childs). Thre recent potion census based on religion is just a small issue which is unnecessarily being stretched like a rubber band to create panic among the Hindus regarding the potion rise of Muslims.....
          1. A
            Sep 7, 2015 at 4:24 pm
            Congress did not dare to implement FAMILY PLANNING only because of the objection from hardliner Muslims. Congress know if they want to implement the plane both Hindus and Muslims must follow same way because for muslim there cannot be other rule.
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