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Urgent need to review definition of ‘minority’ in India: BJP minister Giriraj Singh


PATNA: Union minister Giriraj Singh today reiterated there is a need to review the definition of minority in the country citing a recent study by the Pew Research Centre, an American “fact tank”.

Singh, a firebrand BJP leader, is currently a Union Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in the Narendra Modi government at the Centre and is considered close to the Prime Minister.

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“We need to have a relook on the definition of minority as quite in many districts of Bihar, they are in majority now,” Singh told the media today.

He said there should be a debate over the issue in the country and the Muslims should be kept out of minority status.

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Highlighting his concerns, the minister also cited a recent report of the Pew Research Centre predicting that India will have the biggest Muslim population by 2050.

Earlier Singh had kicked up a controversy by seeking strict implementation of the ‘two-child’ norms to check population boom in the country.

“The two-child norms should be strictly implemented in the country. This is a must for nation’s growth,” Singh told a function in Bihar recently. He demanded to cancel the voting rights to all those who violate the law.

He voiced concerns over the declining population of the Hindus in the country saying there are at least 70 districts in India where the Hindus had reduced to ‘minority’.

“If this continued, the overall situation will turn alarming by 2030,” he warned.

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