New Delhi: Union Minister Giriraj Singh on Wednesday came up with another bizarre idea to increase number of Hindu boys in India. He also defended the idea with layer of statements to safeguard daughters in the country.
Singh, while addressing an audience comprising mainly of Hindu saints and RSS workers, had said “our daughters will not be safe and might have to be kept under the veil, like in Pakistan” if the two-child policy is not followed.
Giriraj Singh saying, “Hindu ka do beta ho aur Musalmaan ko bhi do hi beta hona chahiye. Hamaari aabadi ghat rahi hai. Bihar mein saat zila aisa hai jahan hamaari jansankhya ghat rahi hai. Jansankhya niyantran ke niyam ko badalna hoga, tabhi hamaari betiyaan surakshit rahengi. Nahi toh hamein bhi Pakistan ki tarah apni betiyon ko parde mein band karna hoga.”
(Hindus should have two sons, Muslims, too, should have two sons. Our population is on a decline.There are seven districts in Bihar, where our population has come down. Norms of population control need to be revised to protect our daughters. Otherwise, like Pakistan, we too will have to keep our daughter under veil.)
He was referring to districts “such as Kishanganj and Araria, where Muslim population has been increasing at a faster pace than Hindu population,”according to the report.
This is not the first time he has courted a controversy by passing such statement. Earlier this month, Singh attributed the fatwa asking Muslim community members not to chant ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ to a conspiracy by “international powers” to destroy India and divide it into bits and pieces.