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Ban family planning, abortion: Puri Sankaracharya

January 14, 2006 00:22 IST

Sankaracharya of Puri Swami Nischalananda Saraswati on Friday strongly advocated a ban on abortion and family planning procedures.

He alleged that family planning measures were proving to be the bane of Hindus who would 'become a minority in India quite soon if these practices continue'.

The Sankaracharya said that 'self-control' was the best process and 'not abortion or family planning measures'.

He also demanded that Ganga Sagar, a place of Hindu pilgrimage, be declared a holy place like Haridwar, and that non-vegetarian food like meat, fish and egg be banned from the area.

The Sankaracharya said that the Left Front government in West Bengal should respect the sentiments of the Hindus and take steps to ban non-vegetarian food at the holy site.

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Dear sir, I am extremely concerned as to how a sincere response from me does not find place in your message Board. I had taken ...

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Sub: Family Planning: Puri Seer

We already 120 billon and in that aprox 10 billon childern below povery line. First we should provide them good living condition then only we ...

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Sub: GangaSagar Pilgrimage

This is right that Ganga Sagar is a holy place. Hindus worship there and regard it a God's place. So the Govt should ban non-veg ...

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He is riht,Even POpe says the same.Unless human respects human value it's very difficult to save the mother earth.Too much materialism has caused immense damage ...

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Family planning shud be made compulsary for all. No race, caste, religion etc. shud be taken into account. I suggest no more than 2 children ...

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