VHP concerned over ''Hindu population imbalance''
Aurangabad, Maharashtra, Apr 16 (UNI) The Vishwa Hindu Parishad today called for steps to check the ''declining population of Hindus''.
The VHP adopted three resolutions at its convention at Paithan in this district, expressing concern over the ''declining Hindu population'', and also seeking implementation of a Common Civil Code and Social Absorption.
Earlier, in his brief address at the convention, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief K Sudarshan expressed concern over the ''rising imbalance of Hindu population'' which, he said, was owing to the opposition to family planning by other religions and communities, and terrorists attacks in some parts of the country.
The RSS chief advised the Hindus to have at least three children.
It would be better if they have more than three children, he added.
He also expressed concern over the declining population of the girl child in progressive states like Maharashtra and Punjab.
''Unless there are women in the society, how would it grow, he asked and urged the people to treat the girl child as ''Gouri (goddess)'' and respect them.'' Reiterating its demand for the implementation of a Common Civil Code, the VHP said this was necessary to bring everyone under the roof common law in the country.
Referring to the divide among Hindus due to casteism and un-touchability, the VHP resolved to bring social absorption in the society.
Calling for unity among the Hindus, Mr Sudarshan said only then could they exert pressure on the government to resolve their issues with due respect.
Sadhvi Ritambhara, Dr Pravin Togadia, Narendra Maharaj, and Shankaracharya of Karvir Peetham Vidhyanand also addressed the gathering on the second day of the convention.
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