RSS on Saturday passed a resolution asking the government to “reformulate” the population policy to check “demographic imbalance”.
In Ranchi at Akhil Bhartiya Karyakari Mandal, the RSS blamed ‘conversion’ and ‘infiltration’ for the higher growth in the Muslim and Christian population.
The resolution, adopted at its Akhil Bhartiya Karyakari Mandal, noted that “vast differences in growth rates of different religious groups, infiltration and conversion” have caused “religious imbalance of the population ratio, especially in border areas”, which may threaten “the unity, integrity and identity of the country”.
It asked the government to “reformulate” the national population policy and prepare a national register of citizens.
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said, “Facts and figures of last two census reports and imbalances that have come to notice as a result are being widely discussed. Our present and future is getting impacted by the same… We need to rise above vote bank politics to formulate a holistic approach, equally applicable to all citizens, towards the population policy”.
RSS resolution stated many facts by its own sources that the share of population of religions of ‘Bharatiya origin,’ which was 88 per cent, has come down to 83.8 per cent, while the Muslim population, which was 9.8 per cent, has increased to 14.23 per cent during the period 1951-2011.
It added that the rate of growth of Muslim population had been higher than the national average in the border districts of border states like Assam, West Bengal and Bihar, clearly indicating the unabated infiltration from Bangladesh.
It said that they are “becoming a heavy burden on the already scant resources, apart from creating socio-cultural, political and economic tensions”.
Expressing “deep concern” over these “severe demographic imbalances”, the Akhil Bharatiya Karyakari Mandal urged the government to “reformulate the national population policy keeping in view the availability of resources in the country, future needs and problem of demographic imbalance and apply the same uniformly to all.”
Denying any political inference, as the resolution comes in the middle of the Bihar elections, RSS’ Akhil Bharatiya Prachar Pramukh Manmohan Vaidya said, “The dates for the Ranchi meeting and the proposed resolution were decided long ago. Bihar elections were announced much later. RSS does not do any politics.”