In yet another controversial statement, Dasna temple priest Yati Narsinghanand, who is out on bail in the Haridwar hate speech case, asked Hindus to give birth to more children to avoid India becoming an Islamic country, while Akhil Bhartiya Sant Parishad’s Himachal Pradesh in-charge Yati Satyadevanand Saraswati claimed that Muslims are increasing their population by giving birth to many children in a planned way, according to news agency PTI.
Hindutva leader Sadhvi Rithambara has also urged every Hindu couple to produce four children and dedicate two of them to the nation, and said India will soon become a “Hindu Rashtra”.
Referring to Saturday’s communal violence in Delhi’s Jahangirpuri, she said those who “attacked” the Hanuman Jayanti Shobha Yatra (procession) are jealous of the progress made by the country.
“Those who are trying to divide Hindu society through political terrorism will be razed to dust,” she said.
Narsinghanand had earlier this month in Mathura urged Hindus to produce more children to prevent the country from becoming “Hindu-less” in the coming decades. Narsinghanand and Saraswati made the statements on the first day of the organisation’s three-day ‘Dharam Sansad’ at Mubarakpur in Himachal Pradesh’s Una district, PTI added.
(With inputs from agencies)