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Well, the fact actually is, that according to the Hindu scriptures, a Hindu can have more than one wife.

It was only in 1954 that the Indian Constitution passed a law, as the Hindu Marraige Act that a Hindu can marry only one. Otherwise before that polygamy was allowed, so that means the Indian Constitution has made it illegal, whereas the Hindu scriptures permit it.

In a survey, there were more hindus with many wives as compared to Muslims. Hindus should fight for their right according to Hindu scriptures. And practically, there are more females than males, so where would the rest of the females marry. Thousands of females die every year due female foeticide and infanticide, which further decreases the female population.

The female population in India, barring Kerala, is less (I should say seriously less) than the male population. Under the circumstances, polygamy does not make any sense in India. And the law prohibits it. Let us first try to increase the female population and save the girl child. However, your first paragraph is correct.

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