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Population politics

Print edition : October 02, 2015

At Id in Chennai. The average sex ratio among Muslims is higher than it is among Hindus. Photo: M. PRABHU

Muslim women participate in a unique "Kavad Yatra" taken out in the Hindu month of Shravan in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, on August 24. Photo: PTI

At a resettlement colony in New Delhi. According to the Sachar Committee, in terms of several development parameters, Muslims lagged behind even the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. Photo: Altaf Qadri/AP

Commuters on a Patna-Gaya train. For the past five decades there has primarily been a programme to control numbers rather than to focus on reproductive and human rights. Photo: AFP

Pravin Togadia, the VHP's international president. He demanded the imposition of the two-child norm on the Muslim community. Photo: Manob Chowdhury

The Bharatiya Janata Party and its Sangh Parivar associates are carrying on a mischievous campaign against Muslims based on the Census data on population growth, apparently with the Bihar elections in view.

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