A day after Census 2011 data on Population released by the Registrar General of India and Census Commissioner of India, Bharatiya Janata Party leader MP, Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday, said increase in Muslim population on such a high rate poses a dangerous situation, and would lead the country towards a population imbalance.
He demanded a strong law for population control and family planning and suggested that voting rights of those flouting the law must be revoked.
On the other hand Sakshi Maharaj called out to the Muslim clerics to “have a larger heart in reducing the Muslim population”. “They (clerics) should also feel concerned and issue fatwas ‘Hum do, hamare do’ like they did for the celebration of Independence Day at religious educational institutions to show their affection for the nation,”
According to the data released Muslim population shows a rise of 24.6% against a 16.8% rise in Hindu population between 2001 and 2011.
“The central government must take steps now to implement the Uniform Civil Code and ensure that the slogan of ‘hum do, hamare do’ is applicable to people of all communities,” Adityanath said.
“If the Muslim population continues to increase at the same rate, there will be a situation of population imbalance… after 50 years, which may repeat the unfortunate tragedies like division of the country (1947) and migration of Hindus and Sikhs from Kashmir (1990),” he claimed, and added that both the incidents were “results of population imbalance”.
On reservation, he said governments would have to rethink on reservation as it cannot continue for long. There have been several statements from the so-called custodians of Hindutva like VHP leader, who urged Hindu women to have at least four children. However the population remain unchanged.