RSS Chief Mohan Bhagawat on Wednesday raised concerns about religion-based population imbalance which leads to alteration of geographical boundaries.
“This is an important subject that we should not ignore as the 21st century. The current century has witnessed the birth of three new countries which were results of population imbalance”, he said.
“In the 21st century, three new countries that have come into existence, East Timor, South Sudan and Kosovo. All of them have been the results of population imbalance in certain territories of Indonesia, Sudan and Serbia. Population imbalances lead to changes in geographical boundaries.”
“Alongside the differences in birth rate, conversions by force, lure or greed and infiltration are also big reasons,” he said. He was addressing the annual gathering at RSS Headquarters on the occasion of Vijayadashami celebrations in Nagpur.
“We should mull over all these factors. We can not ignore the issue of population control and religious demography”, Bhagwat said. He further added that 75 years ago, India experienced its effect.
Considering these aspects, Bhagwat said formulation of a population policy is a must and it should be applicable for all.
“There should be Public awareness in order to create a mind set for observance of this policy. Only then rules pertaining to population control will yield results,” he said.
Citing the example of China, he said that China has reversed its population control policy to increase population growth, but the situation in India is different. China has an aging population due to which, it had to reverse its policy.
But in India population explosion is a problem which has massive bearings on the economy. A burgeoning population means more strain on the already stressed exchequer and natural resources.
Muslims should have protested Udaipur beheading
On incidents taking place at Udaipur and some other places, Bhagwat said these incidents had stunned the nation. At the same time, he added that a particular community as a whole cannot be taken as a root cause for these incidents.
After Udaipur incident, few prominent persons from the Muslims voiced their protest against the incident. This manner of protest should not be an isolated phenomenon within the Muslim society rather it should become the nature of their larger sections.
Whatever be the extent of provocation, protests always have to be within the boundaries of our laws and constitution, Bhagwat said. “Our society should come together, not fall apart or quarrel,” he said.
Sangh stands for brotherhood, amity and peace
Bhagwat said many people agree with the concept of Hindu Rashtra, but they oppose the word ‘Hindu’ and they prefer to use other words. “We don’t have any issue with that. For the clarity of concept – we will keep emphasizing the word Hindu for ourselves,” he said.
Scare-mongering is done among so-called minorities that there is a danger to them because of us or organised Hindus. This has not happened in the past, nor will it happen in future. This is neither the nature of Sangh nor of the Hindus, history bears this out. Self-defence and defence of our own becomes a duty for everyone against those who spread hatred, commit injustice, atrocity, engage in acts of hooliganism and enmity towards society. “Neither threatens nor gets threatened,” this kind of a Hindu society is a need of the present times. This is not anti-anybody. Sangh has a steely resolve to stand on the side of brotherhood, amity and peace.https://www.rss.org//Encyc/2022/10/5/Vijaya-Dashami-2022-Full-Speech.html