Increase in Muslim population on such a high rate poses a dangerous situation: BJP MP Yogi Adityanath

Gorakhpur: A day after Census 2011 data on Population by Religious Communities was released by the Registrar General of India, Bharatiya Janata Party leader and Gorakhpur MP Yogi Adityanath said that the rise in Muslim population in the past decade “is an alarming and dangerous situation for the country,” reports The Indian Express.

BJP leader and Gorakhpur MP Yogi Adityanath

Adityanath’s remark came after the released data showed a rise of 24.6% in Muslims between 2001 and 2011 as against Hindus’ 16.8% .

Other than Adityanath, one more BJP leader, known for his controversial statements, Unnao MP Sakshi Maharaj also took notice of the data and both leaders asked for a “Uniform Civil Code” and formation of laws to control population, as reported in The Indian Express.

Adityanath was quoted saying further in the report that the central government must take steps now to implement the Uniform Civil Code and ensure that the slogan of ‘hum do, hamare do’ is applicable to people of all communities.

According to the Gorakhpur MP, increase in Muslim population on such a high rate poses a dangerous situation, and would lead the country towards a population imbalance.

He was quoted saying, “If the Muslim population continues to increase at the same rate, there will be a situation of population imbalance… after 50 years, which may repeat the unfortunate tragedies like division of the country (1947) and migration of Hindus and Sikhs from Kashmir (1990).”

As per his theory the two incidents were results of population imbalance.

On the other hand Sakshi Maharaj called out to the Muslim clerics to have a ‘larger heart’.

The report quotes him, “They (clerics) should also feel concerned and issue ‘fatwas’ like they did for the celebration of Independence Day at religious educational institutions to show their affection for the nation.”

Not to forget, Sakshi Maharaj is the same leader, who in the past, appealed Hindu families to give birth to at least four children to protect Hinduism.

Input with agencies