New Delhi [India], Feb 14 (ANI): The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Tuesday lauded Minister of State Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju’s remarks in regard with depleting Hindu population in Arunachal Pradesh, and hailed him for attracting the attention of the nation towards the demographic imbalance which is taking place in the nation. Also Read - Anti-China Protests in Arunachal Pradesh, Xi Jinping's Effigy Burnt 

RSS leader Rakesh Sinha said that it is Rijiju’s duty to bring up such a matter in front of the nation, as demographic imbalance impacts social harmony and national integration Also Read - PM Narendra Modi Congratulates US President Joe Biden, Says Looking Forward To Work Together

“Kiren Rijiju spoke something which is already in the census report of Government of India. This is a statement of fact and it is a matter of concern. And as Minister of Home Affairs, it is his duty to attract the attention of the nation that demographic imbalance is taking place and this demographic imbalance is not merely a number game, but it also impacts social harmony and national integration. So I think nation should appreciate him for bringing the facts before the society and Indian people,” Sinha told ANI here. Also Read - Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju To Look After Ayush Ministry Till Shripad Naik Recovers

Rijiju yesterday dubbed as irresponsible the Congress allegations that the Narendra Modi-led BJP Government was trying to convert Arunachal Pradesh into a Hindu state and asked the grand old party not to make such provocative statements.

“Hindu population is reducing in India because Hindus never convert people. Minorities in India are flourishing unlike some countries around,” Rijiju said in his tweet.

Posting a series of tweets along with a screenshot of a news report that quoted the Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee as saying that the BJP government is “trying to convert Arunachal Pradesh into a Hindu state”, Rijiju reminded the grand old party that India is a secular country.

“Why is Congress making such irresponsible statements? People of Arunachal Pradesh are unitedly living peacefully with each other. Congress should not make such provocative statements. India is a secular country. All religious groups enjoy freedom and living peacefully,” he added. (ANI)

This is published unedited from the ANI feed.