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Hindu women should have 10 children: Shankaracharya

The list of Hindu religious leaders asking Hindu women to reproduce more is getting bigger. The latest to add to this list is the Shankaracharya of Badrikashram, Shri Vasudevanand Saraswati, who said Hindus should have 10 children.

Speaking at the Megh Mela in Allahabad, the head of Jyotirmath (Badrinath) in Uttarakhand said: “It is because of Hindus’ unity that [Narendra] Modi has become Prime Minister. In order to maintain their majority status, every Hindu family should give birth to 10 kids.”

He also justified the “ghar wapsi” (re-conversion) programme of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and the Bajrang Dal, and claimed that “it is from the Hindu religion only Christianity, Islam and Sikhs have originated.”

“Everyone must return back to their roots ... There should be no ban on ghar wapsi and no legal action must be taken against change of religion,” he added.

The children issue, which was recently raised by BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj, who had asked Hindu women to have four children, is refusing to die down.

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