India’s Hindu nationalist leader says Muslims should be “steralised”

Sadhvi Deva Thakur

The leader of an Indian Hindu nationalist party made a public statement saying Muslims and Christians should be sterilised in order to check their increasing population.

According to the report by India Today, Sadhvi Deva Thakur, vice president of “All India Hindu Mahasabha” caused controversy after she said that the growing population of Christians and Muslims 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,” Thakur said.

This is not the first time she has made such a statement. Recently, she had encouraged Hindus to have more children so that the Hindu population could outgrow other religious populations of the world.

According to the report, she made another controversial remark when she said that idols of Hindu gods and goddesses should be placed in mosques and churches.

The news comes in the wake of Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut’s controversial statement asking the voting rights of Muslims to be revoked for some years to ensure the community is not used for vote bank politics.

“If Muslims are only being used this way to play politics, then they can never develop. Muslims will have no future till they are used to play vote bank politics and thus Balasaheb had demanded that the voting rights of Muslims should be taken away. What he said is right,” Raut wrote in an article in the latest issue of the Shiv Sena’s propaganda newspaper Saamna.

“Balasaheb had said 15 years ago that if the voting rights of Muslims are taken away for a few years, then the vote bank politics will stop,” Raut reiterated in the article.

Balasaheb Thackeray was the founder of Shiv Sena.

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