Union Pressure on Population Laws, Conversions

The Sangh Parivar has been demanding birth control law in the country for a long time, but the Narendra Modi government is not in favor of the law as the population growth rate is low. In this situation, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath met Sangh President Mohan Bhagwat in Prayagraj yesterday. According to sources, they mainly discussed the implementation of the birth control law. At the same time, Yogi invited Bhagwat to come to Ayodhya on October 23, ‘Chhoti Diwali’ in North India. Incidentally, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to be present in Ayodhya on that day.

Statement from the Modi government 

Population Laws
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The Modi government has stated several times in Parliament that the Center has no intention or plan to bring any law on population control at the moment. But the significance is fully expressed by Sangh president Mohan Bhagwat in favor of bringing the population control law from the stage of this year’s Vijaya Dashami. According to him, the uneven geographical boundaries of the population balance based on religion lead to change. Usually, the Sangh Parivar started the movement by targeting the RSS chief’s message on Vijaya Dashami. 

In this week’s Sangh Parivar working committee meeting in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, the issues of population control and forced conversion were mainly discussed. Sangh general secretary Dattatreya Hosable said at the end of the program, “The main reason for the inequality of the population based on religion in the whole country is the constant immigration and conversion from Bangladesh. That is why we want a comprehensive population control policy, which will apply equally to every countryman. Hosable Claims, “Due to the influx of Muslims from Bangladesh, the population balance in districts like Katihar, Purnia in North Bihar has been disturbed.”

No aim to legislate birth control 

Although the Modi government’s statement, it will be possible to reach the national pregnancy rate set by the government in the country in 2025 before the specified time. So, they have no aim to legislate birth control. Sangh’s counterclaim is that the birth rate has decreased, which has mainly decreased in Hindu society. The rate of decline in the birth rate in Muslim society is negligible compared to that of Hindus. Following the theory of Sangh leadership for many years, some of the Sangh leaders are still saying that Muslims will become the majority in the country in the future due to the population explosion. 

According to sources, Yogi had a long discussion with Bhagwat yesterday on the issue of population control. According to many politicians, as the Sangh Parivar is raising the tone on the issue of birth control law, in the coming days the pressure of the Sangh Parivar on the Modi government to implement the law is going to increase domestically.


At the same time, the Sangh has been mobilized so that those who have converted do not get the benefit of reservation. The committee, headed by former Chief Justice KG Balakrishnan, was tasked to look into whether people who have left Hinduism and converted to other religions should get the benefits available to Scheduled Tribes.