‘Religion-neutral’ national population policy needed, says RSS

The government should lay out a religious-neutral national population policy to check the “demographic imbalance”, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh said, reported by PTI. To correct this imbalance, “persuasion through education” and creating awareness would be the key steps, the organisation said. The RSS has been increasingly concerned about the growing Muslim and Christian populations in the country, with the population of Hindus declining below 80% for the first time, which it thinks is a troubling change in proportions.

RSS Delhi’s co-incharge Alok Kumar said, “We found quotations from the Quran, where it has been stated that if you are unable to rear your family, its size should be kept small. We think that is sage advice and should be followed by every section of society.”

The organisation also said that they are in favour of the current reservation policy for the underprivileged, but it should not be based on religion as that would be against the spirit of the Constitution.

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