In an editorial published in Shiv Sena’s pamphlet Saamna urges Hindutvawadis not to cry themselves hourse over rise in Muslim population.
Muslim population was increasing due to polygamy and because “there was no compulsion of family planning on them” the Sena said.
“In population terms, this is still a Hindu rashtra and the poison of secularism has spread in this Hindu rashtra,” the editorial charged, while opposing a caste-based census as this would hurt the unity and integrity of the country.
The figures, which show that the Muslim population has risen at a rate higher than that of Hindus, “explosive”, the Shiv Sena urged Hindus to use their numbers to turn up pressure on the government to make family planning mandatory. This, the party said, will stop polygamy among Muslims.
Shiv Sena party president Uddhav Thackeray is the editor and Rajya Sabha MP and spokesperson Sanjay Raut as the executive editor of Saamna.
It further said that the Hindus, along with adherents of Sikhism, Jainism and Buddhism, still outnumbered Muslims. At the national level, all must unite only as Hindus.
“The level of literacy and employment in Muslims must increase. For that, everyone must quit the politics of Muslim vote banks,” the editorial said.