04, Sep 2015
New Delhi, Sep 3, 2015, (PTI)
Two senior Hindutava leaders have sought curbs on Muslims in view of the increasing population of the community as revealed in the recent census report.
While VHP Working President Pravin Togadia has gone to the extent of demanding punitive measures against Muslims having more than two children for engaging in “population Jihad”, BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj said the community should be stripped of its minority status as it no longer deserved it due to its growing share in the population.
Maharaj, who has sparked controversies in the past with his hardline Hindutva views, said Muslims were a majority in many districts and there number had risen to such a extent that there was no reason to accord them minority status.
“They are no longer a minority. They say they are over a quarter of the population. In Kashmir, they are more than 90 per cent. There are many districts where they are 70, 80, 90 per cent, so what is minority about them,” he said.