Muslims, Christians should be forcibly sterilised: Hindu Mahasabha leader

Published: April 12, 2015
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PHOTO: INDIA TODAY

PHOTO: INDIA TODAY

A Hindu Mahasabha (General Assembly) leader sparked controversy on Saturday after claiming that Muslims and Christians should forcibly be sterilised to restrict their growing population, which, according to her, posed a threat to Hindus.

“The population of Muslims and Christians is growing day by day. To rein in this, Centre will have to impose emergency, and Muslims and Christians will have to be forced to undergo sterilisation so that they can’t increase their numbers,” vice president of All India Hindu Mahasabha Sadhvi Deva Thakur said, according to India Today.

Thakur also urged Hindus to have more children and increase their population so as to have an effect on the world.

The politician, however, did not just restrain herself to forcible sterilisation and claimed idols of Hindu gods and goddesses should be placed in mosques and churches.

Thakur also came out strongly in support of installing a statue of “patriot” Nathuram Godse in Haryana.

A census data in January this year on the population of religious groups in India showed a 24% rise in the Muslim population between 2001 and 2011, with the community’s share of total population rising from 13.4% to 14.2% over the 10-year period.

Read: India’s Muslim population grows 24%, slower than previous decade

Further, according to Pew Research Center’s projections released earlier this month, Muslim and Christian populations could be nearly equal by 2050, with Islam expected to be the fastest-growing faith on the planet.

The Pew Research Center’s religious profile predictions assessed data from around the world on fertility rates, trends in youth population growth and religious conversion statistics.

Read: Muslim, Christian population could be nearly equal by 2050: study

According to the report, “Over the next four decades, Christians will remain the largest religious group, but Islam will grow faster than any other major religion.”

The authors predicted there will be 2.76 billion Muslims on the planet by then, and 2.92 billion Christians. Those figures would correspond to about 29.7% and 31.4%of the world population, respectively.

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Reader Comments (26)

  • Ali S
    Apr 12, 2015 - 2:49PM

    Looking at the picture, I’m confused whether it’s a ‘he’ or ‘she’. I can see where the repressed anger comes from.Recommend

  • Stranger
    Apr 12, 2015 - 6:02PM

    @Ali S:
    Sno one could have said it better.Recommend

  • just_someone
    Apr 12, 2015 - 8:53PM

    Modi’s India…Recommend

  • Just saying
    Apr 12, 2015 - 8:54PM

    Where are the opponents of 2-3 nations theory? Liberals? Anyone?Recommend

  • Timorlane
    Apr 12, 2015 - 9:05PM

    Muslims in more than 56 countries total around one billion.

    Hindus in one country total around one billion.

    Latter’s the logical fit for sterilization.Recommend

  • RS
    Apr 12, 2015 - 10:59PM

    Frankly, I have never heard her name in India..Recommend

  • Madiha R.
    Apr 13, 2015 - 1:27AM

    Two-Nation theory makes so much sense to me after reading this. Well, it always did. Probably, never acknowledged it. Recommend

  • kharal
    Apr 13, 2015 - 2:03AM

    she should be tried in court for uttering nonsense like this and india should have moral courage to dismiss her out if that is a democrat country.Recommend

  • usman777
    Apr 13, 2015 - 2:45AM

    so funny looking.Recommend

  • Apr 13, 2015 - 3:25AM

    That Hindu Maha Sabha leaders and the likes should be sterilized. They need to be straightened out.Recommend

  • indian
    Apr 13, 2015 - 4:46AM

    Well..Such people will be found everywhere. Good thing is that…no one listen to them in India…..and everyone is sure that Indian Constitution protects all of us equally and one person be it Modi cant change it..Recommend

  • Kolsat
    Apr 13, 2015 - 4:58AM

    The reason the Muslim population in India has risen faster is because Muslim couples have more children. They do not seem to care whether they would be able to take good care of children financially, healthwise and if they can give them good education suitable to work in a modern world. Muslims seem to have only one goal and that is to overpopulate the world with unsuitable population. Recommend

  • woody
    Apr 13, 2015 - 5:49AM

    Forget the picture … the message that is sent is what’s important. He/She is dead wrong and a good example of what needs to be exposed and eliminated.Recommend

  • Amir
    Apr 13, 2015 - 7:28AM

    Every now and then you hear statements like these coming out of India. Modi is definitely bringing a change in the so called largest “democracy”Recommend

  • rkh
    Apr 13, 2015 - 9:53AM

    nonsense! Recommend

  • Zariya
    Apr 13, 2015 - 10:23AM

    I don’t know about forcibly sterilization but they should definitely forcibly be given that hair style! It’s just too good!Recommend

  • Lord of the Ring
    Apr 13, 2015 - 11:08AM

    One billion Muslims in 56 countries.

    One billion Hindus in one country.

    The latter seems to need sterilization ???Recommend

  • Vikas Patel
    Apr 13, 2015 - 11:30AM

    It will definitely help in speeding up the process of creation of smaller homelands based on the wishes of smaller nations within huge Bharat.Recommend

  • Apr 13, 2015 - 6:39PM

    It is a serious threat.

    India has done this as a government policy in the past. During the Indian Emergency 1975-1977, Sanjay Gandhi the son of then Prime minister Indira Gandhi organized forced vasectomy of hundreds of thousands of people when they were picked up from the slums (read Muslims) in trucks and were forced to go through it. That allowed to double the government program by sterilizing 4.3 million people as per government’s own figures. “On April 16th 1976 Dr Karan Singh, Minister for Health and Family Planning, announced the government’s new National Population Policy in a statement to the nation. His statement made it clear that the central government sanctioned and even encouraged states to legislate for compulsory sterilization.”

    Here is one reference but you will find many other points if you google the issue.

    http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/luminary/issue5/issue5article2.htmRecommend

  • Thakur
    Apr 13, 2015 - 7:59PM

    We in India got 1.4 billion population…legit or illegit. This devi needs to see us, Thakurs, and can be part of Hindu population increase. For this good work I’m sure she’ll lead the work first.Recommend

  • Hashk03
    Apr 13, 2015 - 10:57PM

    @Ali S:

    You said exact;y what I thought when I looked at the picture.Recommend

  • ashok
    Apr 14, 2015 - 2:04AM

    What makes her a Sadhvi ? !!!!!!!!Recommend

  • reader
    Apr 14, 2015 - 4:00AM

    maybe better solution is for females (?) like her to increase natural female hormonal levels in order to be more conducive to child bearing, and simultaneously increase chances of attracting male mates by looking more feminine / less manly.Recommend

  • Habib
    Jun 5, 2015 - 3:36PM

    Is that a woman trapped in the body of a man or vice versa? Anyways, Indra Gandhi carried out forced sterilization during her rule, so no surprises there.Recommend

  • Jun 5, 2015 - 6:47PM

    Dipak@Habib: it was Indira Gandhi’s younger son, Sanjiv (later name changed to Sanjay when he was caught stealing a car in UK) who sterilized people forcefully by giving them a transistor radios.. Recommend

  • jalberkit
    Jul 11, 2015 - 1:03AM

    @Ali S: neither ‘he’ nor ‘she’, it’s in between. That’s why suggesting for sterilization.Recommend

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