New Delhi: Two days after a poll predicted that India will have the largest number of Muslims by 2050, Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Saturday demanded a uniform law to rectify the "demographic imbalance" in the country.
The VHP also asked Hindus to have as many children as Muslims.
"Do you not agree that there is a demographic imbalance in the country.... I want to ask the secularists whether they want to make the whole of India, Kashmir or Afghanistan...
"Whether they want to turn India into Pakistan or Afghanistan", Surendra Jain, Joint General Secretary of VHP said.
"If anybody sees communalism in this demand (for uniform law), then he, himself, is very communalised....such people should leave India and go to Pakistan," he said.
Pressed further he said,"Yes, Hindus should have as many children as Muslims do."
Jain's remarks came a day after VHP's international secretary general Champat Rai said that Hindus should have more than one children to ensure that there was "no imbalance" in India's demographic profile.
"I am surprised why the secularists are raising a storm over it. Whether Champat Rai has said this or not is not at all important. Anybody saying so is not wrong.... What is being said does not need any attribution. Everybody in the country is concerned about the demographic balance. The entire world agrees with this statement
"There are only two ways to remove the demographic imbalance. Either the Hindus should increase their population or there should be a uniform civil code on it...
"The country is being misled in the name of secularism. If anybody is seeing communalism in it, he himself is the most communal.
"This is the most secular demand. I want to ask the secularists whether they want to make the whole of India Kashmir, Pakistan or Afghanistan," Jain said replying to a volley of questions on the issue.
The VHP's comments come close on the heels of the findings in an international study by Pew Research Center,which said that India will surpass Indonesia to have the largest Muslim population in any country of the world by 2050.