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Controversial Statement by Karnataka BJP MLA Sparks Debate on Population Dynamics

Karnataka BJP MLA from Udupi, Harish Poonja, has ignited controversy with his remarks about population growth during the Ayyappa Deepotsava Dharmika Sabha. Poonja expressed concerns that if Hindus continue to have just one or two children, the Muslim population could surpass the Hindu population in India.

He argued that while Hindus believe the Muslim population is smaller, the higher birth rate among Muslims could lead to a significant demographic shift. Poonja’s statements have sparked a debate on population dynamics, with some criticizing the comments for promoting divisive narratives. The controversy comes against the backdrop of ongoing discussions on population control in the country.