Mohan Bhagwat's comment on Hindu population outdated: Shiv Sena

Bhagwat had said, 'Which law says that the population of Hindus should not rise? There is nothing like that.'

PTI August 22, 2016 16:32:58 IST
Mohan Bhagwat's comment on Hindu population outdated: Shiv Sena

Mumbai: Terming RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's comments on declining Hindu population as "outdated", Shiv Sena on Monday said the progressive Hindu community would not accept his thoughts and asked the Centre to implement uniform civil code to maintain "social and cultural balance".

Instead of focusing on increasing the population of Hindus to counter the rising Muslim population, the Narendra Modi government needs to implement the uniform civil code at the earliest, Sena, a long-time ally of BJP, said.

Mohan Bhagwats comment on Hindu population outdated Shiv Sena

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat. PTI

"Mohan Bhagwat has tried to present outdated thoughts in a modern way. His remarks will not be accepted by progressive Hindu community. Also, PM Modi would not agree that increasing Hindu population is the right way to counter growing Muslim population," an editorial in Sena mouthpiece Saamana said.

"The government is spending a lot of money on family planning. A rise in Muslim population will undoubtedly affect the social and cultural balance of the country, but asking Hindus to have more children is no solution to the problem.

"The only solution is to implement the uniform civil code to cap the population of all communities. If Hindus give birth to more children, problems like hunger, unemployment and inflation will only increase," the Sena said.

Sena also sought to know if Bhagwat was discreetly trying to back the idea of Hindus having more than one spouse to boost the population of the community.

"In reality, Bhagwat's thoughts are like a web stuck on the ideals of Hindutva. Instead of this, why does he not back the uniform civil code and strict norms of family planning?", it asked.

Responding to a question at an event in Agra recently, Bhagwat had said, "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."

Updated Date:

also read

Maharashtra: Shiv Sena MLA Nitin Deshmukh's wife files complaint of her husband going 'missing'
Politics

Maharashtra: Shiv Sena MLA Nitin Deshmukh's wife files complaint of her husband going 'missing'

Pranjali Deshmukh filed a complaint at the Civil Lines police station in Akola, stating that her husband was not reachable since Monday night

Amid Maharashtra political crisis, Shiv Sena MLA Pratap Sarnaik says party should renew ties with BJP
Politics

Amid Maharashtra political crisis, Shiv Sena MLA Pratap Sarnaik says party should renew ties with BJP

In a letter to Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray last year, Pratap Sarnaik said though BJP and Shiv Sena are not allies anymore, their leaders have good relations and the Sena should make use of this

Maharashtra council polls: BJP bags five seats; Shiv Sena and NCP win two each
Politics

Maharashtra council polls: BJP bags five seats; Shiv Sena and NCP win two each

Ten council seats were up for grabs and 11 candidates were in the fray for the elections, which came days after the Rajya Sabha polls, which saw the BJP handing an embarrassing defeat to the Shiv Sena-led ruling coalition Maha Vikas Aghadi