Some seers and BJP MPs advocate four marriages for Hindus and maximum possible children to give a tough fight to Muslims. "Instead of we making comments on such statements, either senior BJP leaders or the government should make their stand clear on the issue. Strength cannot be enhanced merely by increasing population," the Sena today said in an editorial in its mouthpiece, 'Saamana'.

It also cited that RSS should prevail upon the government to make family planning laws stricter. Hitting out at Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Pravin Togadia over his purported remarks in this connection recently at the Kumbh Mela in Nashik, Sena stated that while on the one hand slogans like 'small family, happy family' are propagated, statements are made on the other advocating '4-5 children'.

According to Shiv Sena, Togadia recently told reporters in Nashik that, "We will start a helpline for those Hindu families who do not have children. We will treat such families and encourage them to have four children."

Criticising such statements, the editorial said, "We are currently dealing with a population explosion in India. Excess population is one of the causes of our misery. Increasing population also gives rise to unemployment and poverty.”

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