Which Law Says Population of Hindus Should Not Rise: Mohan Bhagwat
A file photo of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat. (PTI)
Agra/Lucknow: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat was in the midst of a controversy on Sunday after he asked Hindus what was stopping them from increasing their population and if there is any law that says they shouldn't increase in numbers, prompting the Congress and the BSP to attack him.
"Which law says that the population of Hindus should not rise? There is nothing like that. What is stopping them when population of others is rising? The issue is not related to the system. It is because the social environment is like this," Bhagwat had said on Saturday on the issue of declining Hindu population.
Bhagwat made these remarks while addressing an event in Agra on Saturday as part of his four-day stay in the city to interact with groups representing various social strata and professions.
Commenting on these remarks, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad today said, "Woh Dhaarm ki hi khaate hain. Woh aur kya baat karenge? (He banks on religion only, what else can be
expected from him?)"
Azad, who was asked by reporters in Lucknow to comment on the RSS chief's remarks, added, "In every statement Bhagwat talks of dividing (society). He should have talked about employment, price rise but he didn't do so."
BSP chief Mayawati, while addressing a rally in Agra, also criticised Bhagwat for this comment on Hindu population.
"The RSS chief tells Hindus to produce more than two children. I want to tell him: 'you say produce more children, then ask Narendra Modi and central government if they will make arrangements for feeding them'," she said.
Addressing about 2000 young couples on Sunday at another function, Bhagwat urged them to work for family values and help inculcate patriotic sentiments in children.