New Delhi: Union Minister Giriraj Singh has advocated a change in population policy and stressed that the two-child norm should be mandated for all religions.
If India fails to do that, “daughters will not be safe and might have to be kept under the veil, like in Pakistan”, the minister said, as per a report in The Indian Express.
Singh, the MP from Nawada on BJP ticket, made the remarks at a cultural event in Bagaha, West Champaran, Bihar.
In the audience were many sadhus and RSS workers.
“Hindu ka do beta ho aur Musalmaan ko bhi do hi beta hona chahiye. Hamaari aabadi ghat rahi hai. Bihar mein saat zila aisa hai jahan hamaari jansankhya ghat rahi hai. Jansankhya niyantran ke niyam ko badalna hoga, tabhi hamaari betiyaan surakshit rahengi. Nahi toh hamein bhi Pakistan ki tarah apni betiyon ko parde mein band karna hoga,” Giriraj, Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, said.
He was talking about several districts in Bihar where population of Muslims has recorded an increase faster than that of Hindus.