5 Nov, 2015
The RSS on Saturday sought a review of the population policy to counter “severe demographic changes” in India, flagging what it considers a high rate of growth among Muslims in the country. The Hindutva outfit – considered the ideological mentor of the ruling BJP at the Centre – passed a resolution on the contentious issue at its three-day national executive in Jharkhand’s capital.
The RSS and its affiliated organisations have been citing the last census figures to claim that the Hindus are facing the threat of being swamped by Muslims, though the minority community accounts for only 14.2% of the country’s population while their population is growing at a slower rate. The Hindu population was pegged at 79.8% of the population by the religion data of Census 2011.