Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat sparked off a controversy after he urged Hindu community to increase their population in the country.
Addressing a huge gathering of university and college teachers in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh on Saturday, Bhagwat said the dwindling number of Hindus in India was a matter of grave concern.
Which law asked Hindus to produce fewer children, he wondered. “When people from another faith are producing more children, why can't the Hindus?” the RSS chief asked, while pointing out at the alleged rising growth rate of the Muslim population.
In his lecture on Hindu culture in Agra, Bhagwat said Bharat and Hindu were same and that the entire world described India as Hindu. “In our society, you have to think about yourself, your family and your national interest,” he said, and added that these three issues should be the top priority.
Bhagwat also asked teachers to join the RSS.