Mumbai: The Shiv Sena has termed the figures of the 2011 census as disturbing and has said that the rise in the Muslim population is because of ‘politics of religion’. The party also said that India is still a Hindu nation which has a ‘poison of secularism’ in it.
There is no need for active Hindutva forces to go gung ho about the Census figures that have been released. Though these figures are disturbing, we are still ready to take them in a positive way. Counting the number of Hindus living in India today, the country is still a Hindu nation that still has the poison of secularism in it,” the Sena said in an editorial in its mouthpiece, ‘Saamana’.
It further asked 96 crore Hindus to unite and counter these (hostile) “forces” and said that activities taking place in “masjids and madrasas” should be stopped.
The mouthpiece also stated, “Muslim population is increasing because there are no stringent rules of family planning. One man can have four wives and raise twenty-five children. If Hindus feel that this needs to be stopped, they need to use the might of their numbers to force the government to do so.”