This Article is From Sep 30, 2015

Fall in Hindu Population a Matter of Concern: Vishwa Hindu Parishad

Fall in Hindu Population a Matter of Concern: Vishwa Hindu Parishad

Vishwa Hindu Parishad patron, Ashok Singhal has expressed concern over fall in the share of Hindu population.

New Delhi: Describing the fall in the share of Hindu population and the rise in that of Muslims as a matter of "grave concern", Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) patron Ashok Singhal today dared the government to show courage and implement uniform civil code.

"The numbers of Hindus are constantly falling. It's a matter of grave concern. Our saints have often warned about the fall in their number and the rise in the numbers of Muslims. We must think about a solution to this issue," Mr Singhal told a press conference.

He said a solution was needed to address the issue. "Even the Supreme Court has spoken about uniform civil code. It's about showing courage. Can they (government) show courage and implement it?" Mr Singhal said.

His response was to a question about his views on BJP lawmaker Yogi Adityanath's demand that the government take steps to check Muslim population growth.

VHP's international president Pravin Togadia besides Mr Aditynath have sought curbs against Muslims following the census report which showed that the share of Hindus had fallen below 80 per cent of the total population.

The Vishwa Hindu Parishad is an affiliate of the BJP's ideological mentor, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh which heads the Sangh Parivar, an umbrella of Hindu nationalist organisations.