Mohan Bhagwat, the head of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), has emphasized the need for a “comprehensive population control policy” that applies to everyone “equally” and added that monitoring “population imbalance” was in the interest of the country. He also referred to Hindu-Muslim unity when he said, “We have to stay together,” in reference to attempts to split society.
Bhagwat said during his annual Vijayadashmi speech at the RSS headquarters in Nagpur on Wednesday that there should be a comprehensive population control policy that should apply to everyone equally and that once it is in place, no one should get any concessions.
The main cause of the population imbalance that led to the division of countries. “We experienced serious consequences when there was a (population) imbalance 50 or so years ago. Not just us have experienced it. New nations like East Timor, South Sudan, and Kosovo were established in the modern era. Therefore, new countries are formed when there is a population imbalance. Nations are divided, he declared.
The birth rate is only one of many contributing factors to this imbalance; the main one, according to him, is “conversion by force and allurement,” with “infiltration from across the border” playing a role as well. Bhagwat stated that it is essential to monitor this imbalance for the sake of the country.
“The population control policy must be introduced firmly in order for society to accept it. The policy won’t be effective if society rejects it, Bhagwat continued.
Bhagwat did, however, issue a warning against extreme population control measures akin to those China used. “A few years ago, we devised a population control strategy. It was 2.1, the fertility rate. We performed better than anticipated, and we are now down to two. However, going lower might be harmful. In order for children to learn social behavior, there must be enough family members. You need people your own age, as well as those who are older and younger than you. He claimed that languages and societies vanish when the population stops growing.
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