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NAGPUR: The three-day Dharma Sanstrukti Mahakumbh, a congregation of seers backed by RSS, ended on Sunday with a ‘Save Hindu’ cry. Calls were made to increase the Hindu community’s numbers asking Hindus to produce 10 children each. At the same time, ironically, demand for a national population policy was raised.

VHP official Pravin Togadia lamented that a Central law on banning cow slaughter remained elusive; the dig was directed at the BJP-led government at the Centre. Sharing the dais, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat endorsed Togadia’s views.Vasudevanand Saraswati, whose status as Shankaracharya of Jyotir Mutt was legally challenged, said each Hindu should have 10 children. He also asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take a quick decision on cow slaughter ban, like he did on demonetisation.

Vasudevanand said, “Discard the two-children norm. Have 10 instead, don’t worry about who will fend for them, god will take care of your kids.” He said there was a need to have more Hindus. Togadia, who has been lying low, is now frequently raising Hindutva issues.

Also present at the meet was Maharashtra CMDevendra Fadvnavis, Assam governor Banwarlilal Purohit, and city mayor Pravin