Days after a BJP leader and minister termed rise in Muslim population a threat to India's "unity and integrity", a senior Hindu seer Saturday said Hindus must bear at least four children till the Uniform Civil Code is implemented to check "demographic imbalance". Speaking on the occasion, he said the government should roll back its policy of having two children and added that it will help in stabilising the Hindu population.
The Dharma Sansad organised by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) in Karnataka's Udupi district observed an attendance of over 2,000 seers, matt heads and VHP leaders, PTI reported. Addressing a public gathering in Karnataka's Udupi, the spiritual Guru said that every Hindu couple should have four children then only the population of Hindus will be stable. "I have been urging that every Hindu couple should have at least four children for a long time". "The two-child policy should not be restricted to Hindus alone". "Some criminals are settling scores under the guise of Gau Rakshaks", he said. They havebeen defamed by some vested interests.
Later in the day, Vishwesha Tirtha Swami of Paryaya Pejawar Math said that sants, sadhus, seers, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and the VHP had done more to solve the problem of untouchability than the "so-called intellectuals and those who claim to follow secularism".