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Yogi Adityanath warns of demographic ‘imbalance’, cites Census data

31, Aug 2015

Aug 31, 2015 | PTI|Muzaffarnagar (UP):
He appealed to ‘Hindu parents to teach their daughters about its dangers’
Muzaffarnagar (UP): BJP MP Yogi Adityanath, who often stokes controversy with his remarks, has said that “high” fertility rate among Muslims could lead to demographic imbalance and cited the recently released Census data.
“The comparatively high fertility rate among Muslims will cause a dangerous demographic imbalance,” he said while addressing a gathering at Yog Sadhna Yashvir Ashram at Baghra village last evening. The Muslim community has registered a moderate 0.8 per cent growth to touch 17.22 crore in the 10-year period between 2001 and 2011, up from 13.8 crore, while Hindus’ population showed a decline by 0.7 per cent at 96.63 crore during the period, according to the latest census data on religion.
Adityanath also raised the ‘Love Jihad’ issue, a term coined by some Hindu groups for alleged efforts to get non-Muslim girls to convert to Islam through love affairs and marriage, and linked it to the rise in Muslim population. He appealed to “Hindu parents to teach their daughters about its dangers”.


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