Hornets’ nest raised again, no lesson learnt from past

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Published on: 23 April 2016 11:43 AM GMT
Hornets’ nest raised again, no lesson learnt from past
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Gorakhpur: Two controversial members of the saffron brigade are at it again: playing Hindutva card. They are demanding, much to the chagrin of the minority community, that the family size in the country should be limited to two children.

The logic given by these two members, who have been often in the news for all the wrong reasons, is that Hindu population is gradually declining and Hindu girls will not be safe without accepting this norm.

Surprisingly, of the two, one is a senior minister in the union council of ministers, Giriraj Singh. To quote him, “I want a law in which Hindu, Muslim, Sikh and Christian can have only two children otherwise our daughters have to be kept under veils, like in Pakistan.”

On the face of it, it appears to be an innocuous statement. For, nobody would like population explosion but his intention becomes clear when he says that he is demanding it because the Hindu population has dropped from 90 per cent to 70 per cent.

Before the dust could die down on this controversial statement, Mahant Yogi Adityanath, who represents Gorakhpur in the Lok Sabha, came out in his support. These two members have been often pulled by party leaders including party president Amit Shah. They may be warned against such controversial statement.

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Making a hard hitting statement on the issue, national general secretary of the Samajwadi Party (SP) Arshad Khan said that this nation belongs to 125 crores people and not to few individuals like them.

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