Togadia Cites Population, Puts Tab on Procreation

Published: 06th April 2015 06:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th April 2015 06:01 AM   |  A+A-

CHANDIGARH: Senior VHP leader Praveen Togadia on Sunday advocated two children norm for each family belonging to any religion in the country.

Advocating that a common civil code should be established in the country, he said, “Law should be same for members of all religions. There must be a control on the population. Two children norm should be put into effect and those who do not agree should be deprived of citizenship.”

The reason he gave for this was the adverse impacts that an increasing population had on the economy of the country. Terming it a threat to the national security,  he sought immediate ouster of illegal Bangladeshis from the country and added that the Union and state governments  should  take time bound action in this regard.

“Bangladeshis want to make India a terrorist hub. They come to India illegally and commit heinous crimes, including raping a Nun,” he said. “If the illegal infiltration of Bangladeshis is not checked, then in the next 20 years Assam and West Bengal will become part of Greater Bangladesh,” Togadia added.

He also said that the Union government should rethink on relations with Pakistan as the neighbouring country has not responded appropriately to the new government. He termed Pakistan an “enemy country”, adding that “we exchange pleasantries while they act against us”.

Attacking the West Bengal government, he said, “I was supposed to be in North Dinajpur to address a rally on Sunday. The Supreme Court has given freedom of speech and also recently removed Section 66 A of the IT Act. In this country freedom of expression was suppressed in Mughal era and the condition is same even now.

“Stopping our rally is an attempt to muzzle voice of Hindus. It is dictatorial, anti-democratic and anti-Hindu act.”

VHP Workers Held in West Bengal

Kolkata: Around 2,000 VHP were arrested on Sunday at Raigunj in North Dinajpur district in north Bengal after they broke the security cordon at a local ground there where its international working president Praveen Togadia was scheduled to address a public meeting.  Togadia was banned from entering West Bengal on Wednesday by a state home department notification. VHP eastern zonal secretary Sachindranath Sinha told Express: “Praveenbhai will certainly come to West Bengal and address our workers and for that we have already filed a writ petition in the Calcutta High Court. We will obtain proper permission from the High Court and then organise his meetings in the state.” 


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