New Delhi, July 27: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Hari Om Pandey on Friday stirred a fresh controversy by saying that the growing Muslim population is responsible for rise in rape and murder case in India. The BJP lawmaker from Uttar Pradesh’s Ambedkar Nagar in an interview with a TV channel also claimed that soon a new nation like Pakistan will be carved out from India if the government fails to curb the rising Muslim population in the coming days.

“The menaces such as of terrorism, rape, sexual harassment prevailing in India is only because of the rising Muslim populations. If one looks closely, there is a rapid increase in the percentage of Muslim populants since the time of Independence,” news agency ANI quoted Pandey as saying.

He also added that the increased population will result in unemployment and stagnant economic growth which in-turn will bring anarchy in India. He also demanded a bill on population control in Parliament saying,”A bill on population control must be introduced in the Parliament in order to save India from another dreadful partition.”

Notably, Pandey’s statement comes days after BJP MP Surendra Singh had asked Hindus to produce at least five children to keep India strong. “Hindu ki abadi badhani chahiye. Har mahant ki iccha hai kam-se-kam 5 bacche, Hindu jugal kam-se-kam 5 bacche paida kare to Bharatiya taakat bani rahegi, Hindustan mein Hindutva bana rahega (Population of Hindus should increase. Every mahant believes that one Hindu couple should produce at least 5 children to keep the power of Bharatiya, Hindutva intact),” he was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.