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Rising numbers of Muslims, Christians a threat to Hindus: Sena mouthpiece

Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut said that rising population of Muslims will disturb India's cultural and social balance.

Written by MANASI PHADKE | Mumbai | Updated: April 16, 2015 1:43:26 am
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Two days after the Shiv Sena advocated scrapping the voting rights of Muslims, the party on Wednesday said there should be proper family planning in the community, expressing concerns that the Muslim population in India will soon be higher than Pakistan or Indonesia.

In an editorial in the party’s mouthpiece Saamna, Shiv Sena parliamentarian Sanjay Raut said that the rising population of Muslims as compared to the falling population of Hindus in India will disturb the Hindu nation’s cultural and social balance.

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“There’s a threat to the country’s Hindus due to the rising population of Muslims and Christians in India,” the MP said in the editorial, adding though the term “vasectomy” could be incorrect, family planning and population is very much a problem.

The editorial said that the state of the country is such that one can’t say a word even against stray dogs, who cannot be neutered by compulsion, due to excessive importance given to sympathy and human rights.

“If Mr. Owaisi saheb cares so much about the development of his community, he should promote family planning and ban the burkha for women,” the editorial said, adding its argument is actually in favour of the Muslims who would be able to raise their children better with limited resources in a small family.

“We are wasting our time in a silly argument of vasectomy or family planning. If Muslim leaders can’t manage anything else, they should at least save the nation by a vasectomy of their own communal thoughts,” the party said.

Earlier this week, the Shiv Sena had drawn much ire from across political parties when it said the voting rights of Muslims should be revoked as the community is often used for vote bank politics. Targeting the All India Majlis-Ittehadul Muslimeen, led by the Owaisi brothers, the party said that the brothers were like poisonous snakes who spew venom to exploit the minority community.

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