Hindus should ‘produce’ at least 5 children, says VHP leader Ashok Singhal

Singhal said if things continued in the same way and the Common Civil Code is not implemented, Hindus would be reduced to a minority.

Written by Milind Ghatwai | Bhopal | Updated: February 23, 2014 9:18 am
Praising Narendra Modi as a nationalist, Singhal said more than 15,000 sants would campaign for him. (Express Archive) Praising Narendra Modi as a nationalist, Singhal said more than 15,000 sants would campaign for him. (Express Archive)

Claiming that the Hindu population was growing at a much slower rate than Christians and Muslims in the country, VHP leader Ashok Singhal Saturday said Hindu families should “produce at least five children”.

The VHP veteran said if things continued in the same way and the Common Civil Code is not implemented, Hindus would be reduced to a minority in the country. “Hindus should not restrict themselves to two children per family. Only when they produce five children will the population of Hindus remain stable,” he said.

Alleging that conversion by missionaries was on at a fast clip, he said, “We won’t be able to protect our religion if conversion is not stopped.’’ Singhal was in Bhopal to meet local VHP office-bearers. Incidentally, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat is also in Bhopal.

Praising Narendra Modi as a nationalist, Singhal said more than 15,000 sants would campaign for him. He said sants had already taken a decision in this regard by endorsing the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate, but added that the Parishad had nothing to do with any political party, including the BJP. Singhal said similar to the way in which BJP veteran L K Advani emerged as a leader after the 1992 Ayodhya agitation, Modi’s stature also grew after the Godhra riots. “Communal riots have stopped in Gujarat under Modi but they continue to take place wherever Congress is in power,’’ he said.

Singhal said former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee carried out nuclear tests in Pokharan despite not being in majority. He also predicted that the Ram temple would be built at Ayodhya if Modi wins with a majority of 300 seats. The VHP leader also claimed that Arvind Kejriwal was hand in glove with “Naxals and Maoists” and alleged that he was backed by powers in the US.

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    agaam
    Feb 24, 2014 at 11:18 am
    true, rather than developing the nation they want potion growth i don find any proper reason for saying it totally bakwas..
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    agaam
    Feb 24, 2014 at 11:21 am
    we tho can produce many but what about the govt. the procedures which are taking so much time to activate after it it will take years to complete. we are not developed and the reason is potion only and to increase it will make more danger..
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    aman
    Dec 24, 2014 at 11:24 am
    instead of considering his comment as anti-secularist, one must realize that significant changes in religious composition can bring instability in society in future. having 4-5 children or even more is more common in muslim community specially lower cl. each state govt should promote family planning for every religion or caste. it is also possible in future reservation quota may change in unfavorable direction for general category people.
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    humanity man
    Oct 7, 2014 at 9:58 am
    beta agar quany nahi hogi to quality rahegi nahi , quany mantain karna zaroori hai , muslim kyo nahi follow karthe hai family planning ask them
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    humanity man
    Oct 7, 2014 at 10:00 am
    it is reply fundamentalist muslims , they dont adopt family planning so why hindus should do it
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    humanity man
    Oct 7, 2014 at 10:01 am
    muslims should sync with time, they should follow family planning
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    humanity man
    Oct 7, 2014 at 10:02 am
    muslims should adopt family planning or hindus will also not follow it
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    humanity man
    Oct 7, 2014 at 10:05 am
    tell muslims tht
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