Concerned over growing population, RSS chief calls for comprehensive policy to check it

Nagpur, Oct 5 (IANS): Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat has expressed concerns over the population imbalance and said that India has suffered severe consequences of deteriorating population balance in history. He called for a comprehensive policy to check population rise, and underlined the need for all sections of society to abide by it.

Bhagwat said that the balance of population was also getting disturbed due to conversion and infiltration, "which is very worrying".

Addressing RSS Swayamsevaks on the customary Vijayadashami celebration here on Wednesday at the sprawling Reshimbagh ground, Bhagwat said that due to population imbalance, many other countries of the world also broke up and separated from them, East Timor, South Sudan and Kosovo, were formed.

Bhagwat demanded the government should bring a holistic control policy of population. "The population policy should be prepared after serious brainstorming and should be implemented on all. No one should be exempted from this overall policy," he said.

Bhagwat also strongly advocated for women empowerment in the country, and said that men and women are equal in every aspect and respect, have equal potential and capabilities.

Bhagwat pointed out that women, who are regarded as "jagat janani (mother of the universe)", but at home they are treated as "slaves". The empowerment of women should begin at home and they should be given their rightful place in the society, he said.

Bhagwat underlined the importance of women's role in realizing the vision of India once again becoming a 'vishwa guru' (world leader). "If we want to build a vishwa guru Bharat then equal participation of women is also required," he said, and added that changes were also reflected in the society.

The RSS chief was speaking on women empowerment in front of its chief guest, Padma Shri Santosh Yadav, an acclaimed mountaineer, who was invited for the Vijayadashami function, the first woman chief guest for such a programme in the 97-year-old history of RSS.

He reminded that it was not the first time that a woman was invited in the RSS function, the veteran Congress leader and former Union Minister Amrita Kaur and first Lok Sabha member from Nagpur Anusuabai Kale and others were also invited in the RSS programmes.

Bhagwat said that India was fast recovering from the economic crisis due to Covid and and India's role during the Sri Lankan political crisis and also during the Ukraine war was laudable. "Our political weight has gone up in the world due to these two situations, Bhagwat asserted", he said.

The RSS chief said the dialogue with the members of minority communities will continue and it has been going on for years. The violent incidents have been condemned even by the prominent Muslim leaders in the country. "We are in favour of living in peace and harmony," said Bhagwat.



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  • Gibbs, Udupi/Bengaluru

    Wed, Oct 05 2022

    Compulsory free Education for all citizens of India until 12th standard and/or graduate/technical qualification shall definitely reduce the population once younger generation is educated. What is happening now is reverse as people cannot afford to go to schools, village schools are closing down, poor cannot afford to go distant schools and living standard is very poor . Politicians are using the uneducated on religious grounds to their party as well as offering them some benefits so they trust them blindly and VOTE. Most of our Politicians are having criminal background, low educated, muscle power and corrupt so they don't implement Compulsory Education policy for all.

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  • Joel, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 05 2022

    A population control bill will harm the minority communities whose population is not even more than 3%.

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  • Observer, Mangaluru

    Wed, Oct 05 2022

    We are concern over growing terror training shakahas across the country

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  • Kumar, Al-Khor, Qatar

    Wed, Oct 05 2022

    Observer, Mangaluru You have choices.. (a) Come back to your ancestor religion or get converted to Sikh, Parse, Jain or Buddhist (b) Go to the country of Abrahamic religion and be happy there

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  • Joel, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 05 2022

    Why are you in Qatar then?

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  • El En Tea, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 05 2022

    Most of the RSS were un married why he worried about the population growth.

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  • ca girishkk, valencia/m'lore

    Wed, Oct 05 2022

    May be they are alternatively content with their biological desires/needs..

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  • Dev, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 05 2022

    The chief is airing the same false narrative of WEF & their hidden agenda of depopulating the world to have full control over the population just like slavery with AI & digital tools at their disposal. In reality more food grains & resources are hoarded or wasted while leaving majority of poor & African countries food less. In reality India has a peculiar problem of northern states which are majority populated having more than 2 kids or near to dozen as they are less educated & get married early. In southern states with better education people have 1 or 2 kids only. The need is to provide education & the situation will improve. By the way Modern India doesn't need self appointed spokespersons whom we have never asked for their opinions. We have enough knowledge & logic of our own to decide what is good for our families, society & the Nation than these narrow minded tunnel vision people.

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  • ca girishkk, valencia/m'lore

    Wed, Oct 05 2022

    Beef ban is one thing in the right direction.., secondly..., every youths must be encouraged to take sanyasa deeksha.., further those who give call for Chaar Bachche must be disqualified from their constitutional position with immediate effect...,

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  • Sainik, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 05 2022

    Mohan Bhagawat the prime minister of Andh bhakts

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