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Demographic change threat to India: VHP

By Spl Correspondent

NEW DELHI, Aug 28 - The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has said that demographic imbalance of India has not only challenged its identity, but has also posed a threat to the country�s existence.

Addressing a press conference here, VHP joint general secretary Dr Surendra Jain said the decreasing Hindu population may become a serious threat to its identity.

According to the census report of 2011, the Hindu population has for the first time gone below 80 per cent.

The district or state, where Hindus are declining in number, shows a dangerous signal for the future. The entire Kashmir Valley, three districts of Bihar and West Bengal and nine districts in Assam are giving a red signal for Hindu existence, the VHP leader said.

As reported, the Muslim population in Assam has touched 34.22 per cent, ranking the State after Jammu and Kashmir, a Muslim majority one.

The VHP feels that infiltration of foreigners, religious conversions and aggressive behaviour of a particular sect or community are responsible for the same. It feels that this danger has to be faced by not only India and Hindus, but also Muslims, who cannot escape responsibility.

The infiltration of Muslims from Bangladesh and Myanmar has also not only created the imbalance, but has become a danger to the nation. It should be stopped and the infiltrators identified and deported forthwith. It is the constitutional and moral duty of the Centre, the VHP leader said.

The VHP has also called upon the Hindu community to understand the threat faced by it and the country and pressurise the government for necessary action in this regard.

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