Two-child norm for all religions must to protect Hindu girls: Giriraj Singh

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Union minister for small, micro and medium enterprises Giriraj Singh was again in the midst of a controversy.

Singh on 21 April said that a two-child policy must be implemented for all religions to protect the Hindu girls.

The MP from Nawada for BJP said that this should be done so that “our daughters need not be under veil like in Pakistan” if the two-child policy is not followed.

Speaking at a cultural function in West Champaran district in Bihar, he said that there are seven districts in the state where the Hindu population had gone down in recent years. Here, he was referring to districts such as Araria where the Muslim had grown at a faster rate than Hindus.

Singh finds himself in the news frequently for  remarks made in bad taste. Despite trying to disguise his advise as something which should be applicable to all religions, Singh referred to one particular community.

In case people do not follow the two-child policy, their voting right must be revoked, he claimed.

Singh is not new to controversies. In 2014, he had asked all those critical of Narendra Modi to go to Pakistan.