Sangh Parivar Takes a Leaf Out of Christian Practice
By N V Ravindranathan Nair | Published: 24th December 2013 07:33 AM |
The think tanks of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) are calling on Hindu families for a social cause. Taking a leaf out of the Christian practice followed in families dedicating their children to the services of the church, RSS is now taking a step forward to put it in practice in Hindu families.Speaking to Express RSS Prantha Kariyavah(state secretary) P Gopalankutty Master said that in the past in Hindu and Christian communities there was a trend of one of the children in a family engaging in social service or opting for spiritual causes.
“In Christian families parents had a tendency to allow one of their children to take up the religious cause and become a priest or a nun. In Hindu families parents had no problem in one of their kids opting for politics to serve the country. But now no parents can afford to allow this as most Hindu families have single child,” he said. Expressing serious concern over the growing demographic imbalance in South India, he however denied reports of issuing any circular to promote the idea of Hindu parents to have three children instead of the current trend of just one.
Akhila Bharatheeya Kariyaakri Mandal held in Kochi last month had taken serious note of the growing trend of Jihadi elements contributing to the destabilisation of the country. RSS Sarsangha Chalak (RSS chief) Mohan Bhagwat had recollected at the meeting that RSS former chief K S Sudarshan also had pointed out to the fact that the Hindu population were becoming a minority in several districts of South India. Bhagwat had stressed the need for taking a relook at the current family planning policy.
Gopalankutty Master said RSS had not conducted any survey to pinpoint the growth of any particular community. However, he said it was a known fact that Hindu parents in South India were following a policy of opting for single child family in majority of cases, whereas parents from a particular community were not following the dictum.
“The growing demographical imbalance will be dangerous to the country. It is not the question of Hindus becoming minorities. In case of a particular community taking charge in all realms it would trigger serious issues which cannot be tackled easily,” Gopalankutty Master said.
Reacting to the issue, RSS Akhil Bharatheeya Saha Prachar Pramukh J Nandakumar denied reports of issuing any circular on promoting the idea of three or more children for a family. He, however, said it was high-time for the country to take a relook at the growing demographic imbalance and related chaos to follow.
“Where ever the Hindus became a minority, the country’s integrity and stability are in peril,” he said. There were three factors - infiltration, conversion and uncontrolled child birth - among a particular community and the reluctance to follow the civil laws had contributed to the growing demographic imbalance, he said.
The end result will be communal violence, loss of trust between communities and even threat to the security of the nation. “Nobody is willing for an open discussion. In case anyone wants to speak about it, there is an apprehension that he or she will be branded as communal. It is time for a reality check,” Nandakumar said.