“Population is an asset, but it can be a heavy burden too. It is essential that we frame a thoughtful, long-term population policy. And the same should be equally implemented on everyone. But this cannot be done forcefully; people must be educated,” said RSS Sarsanghchalak Dr Mohan Bhagwat.
Sarsanghchalak Dr Bhagwat said, “Population imbalance is a practical problem. Wherever imbalanced has taken place country has got divided. This has been the global trend and this has happened because of the aggressive nature of people and civilisations. Only the Hindu society stands apart, showing no aggression whatsoever. In the interest of pacifism, non-violence, democracy, secularism etc., preservation of those who are not aggressive is essential. We have seen the catastrophic results in Timor, Sudan, Pakistan. On this issue, we must put an end to politicking and appeasement. In a completely non-partisan manner—without any bias either for the Hindus or any other community—we need to ask objectively what led to the creation of Pakistan?”
Sarsanghchalak Dr Bhagwat further said, “From the earliest point in recorded history, Bharat has been ‘Akhand’, undivided. Islam’s devastating invasion ended in a hundred years. How come the country got suddenly divided later? I see only one reason – हिंदू भाव को जब-जब भूले आई विपद महान, भाई टूटे … धरती खोई … मिटे धर्म संस्थान (whenever we have forgotten the core Hindu sense, we have faced with great calamity, brothers got separated, land is lost and religious institutions were ruined). Hindu is our identity, our nationality, our civilisational trait—a trait that considers everyone as ours; that takes everyone along. We never say, mine is only true and your’s is false. You are right at your place, I am right at mine; why to fight, let us move together – this is Hindutva. As long as adherent of this value stay in majority, Bharat remains united. This united Bharat, in turn, provides unity and strength to the entire world. It is not just about Bharat but concerning the welfare of humanity at large. Imagine for a moment the consequences if the Hindu society was to disappear. Other races will start a war for supremacy. This is inevitable. Then what is the guarantee, it is the presence of Hindus. (The presence of Hindus is a kind of safety vault, a guarantee against such a volatile possibility).”
“Hindusthan should remain Hindusthan. There is no harm to the Muslims living today in Bharat. If they wish to stick to their faith, they can. If they wish to return to their ancestors, they may. It is entirely their choice. There is no such stubbornness in Hindus. Islam has nothing to fear. But the same time, Muslims must abandon the boisterous rhetoric of supremacy. We are of an exalted race; we once ruled over this land, and shall rule it again; only our path is right, rest everyone is wrong; we are different, therefore we’ll continue to be so; we cannot live together—they must abandon this narrative. In fact, all those who live here—whether a Hindu or a communist—must give up this logic,” said Sarsanghchalak Dr Bhagwat.