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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First Published on: February 23, 2014 5:02 am
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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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                    humanity man
                    Oct 7, 2014 at 10:03 am
                    tell muslims tht and u will be killed
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                      humanity man
                      Oct 7, 2014 at 9:59 am
                      this more stress can be reduced if all communities muslim, hindu etc adopt family planning strictly , but muslim dont . so why shuld hindus do it and become minorities
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                        humanity man
                        Oct 7, 2014 at 10:04 am
                        thts what muslim ideology is thats why they dont folow family planning
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                          humanity man
                          Oct 7, 2014 at 10:03 am
                          who is feeding muslim children , u can see , they r giving birth to many kids but still all r living
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                            Ajay
                            Jun 26, 2014 at 2:49 pm
                            Sanna why poverty is not decreased reason is simple people want free things some want quota some free food, some free home. 2nd reseason in india there were more than 6 core iligial bangladeshi that will incresse poverty,
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                              Irshad Hussan
                              Nov 24, 2014 at 11:10 am
                              Go to kerala and see how muslims hindus and cristians live together with no problems they have the least potion growth. then speak.
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                                Irshad Hussan
                                Nov 24, 2014 at 11:08 am
                                My family is a muslim family but have only 2 kids. my uncle has 3 kids. My muslim friend has only 1 kid
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                                  Kitu
                                  Dec 6, 2014 at 11:32 am
                                  I am 57 have erection problem. I would like to produce few more. Pls suggest medicine
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                                    kunal kapoor
                                    Feb 23, 2014 at 8:03 am
                                    What a nonsense who is going to feed those children.Rather than doing politics on caste & religion better do something great for community.
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                                      Dileep
                                      Feb 23, 2014 at 7:21 pm
                                      In a few years you will all kill each other and afterwards Atheism will rule India.
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                                        Manoj
                                        Feb 24, 2014 at 6:27 am
                                        VHP should try to be in sync with time.
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                                          RAMLAL
                                          Feb 23, 2014 at 6:11 am
                                          LET THE GOVERNEMNT PAY FOR ALL THE EXPENSES OCCURED FOR 5 CHILDREN,EDUCATION ETC, WE CAN PRODUCE 10 CHILDREN...
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                                            rohan
                                            Feb 23, 2014 at 7:19 am
                                            This directive is for only those who wear sacred thread !
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