Uttar Pradesh population control bill will hurt every section: Darul Uloom Deoband

Darul Uloom Deoband

SAHARANPUR: Renowned Islamic seminary, the Darul Uloom Deoband, has issued a statement, criticizing the state government’s draft population control bill, on the grounds that it will hurt the interest of every section of society.

Vice Chancellor of the seminary, Abul Qasim Nomani, said, “This policy is against every section of society. What kind of policy denies basic facilities to families that have more than two children? It is against human rights.”

He said that anyone, according to the draft, who has more than two children will not be able to contest local body polls, will not get promotion in government jobs and will not receive any government subsidy.

Asked if the seminary will appeal to the government to reconsider the decision, spokesperson Ashraf Usmani said, “Who are we to make an appeal? But we can say that this is not right. For example, a man has three children. Now what is the fault of those children, why are they being deprived of basic facilities? This is not justice.”

Union minister Sanjeev Balyan said, “There was no need for Darul Uloom to give such a statement. Why is religion being dragged into it? We have the second largest population in the world and we are still growing very fast. It is the right time to act on it now.”

While the Akhil Bhartiya Akhara Parishad has supported the population draft bill, the VHP has expressed reservations on it.

In its letter to the state Law Commission, it said that the one-child policy norm is likely to lead to furthering of the imbalance between different communities. -IANS


  1. Speak for yourself, Darul Uloom Deoband and your Muslim followers. When you don’t even consider people of Indic faiths as fellow human beings, stop speaking for all people and appropriating their views.

  2. What a load of BS. It seems you have a very short memory!! Which community helped the Hindus during the second wave to carry out the last rites!!! Get your facts right, just like a minority of right wing Hindu’s view on Muslims does not mean a majority of Hindu subscribe to this, it is the same with the Muslim extremist whom the majority disown. Kindly stop generalising as this is very dangerous. I recommend you to visit the seminary in Deoband and I am sure you will find true Islam in practice.

    • Shows you why there can be namaz in temple or gurdwaras but never have there been pujas or amrit banis in mosques or masjids. I’m all for coexistence and toleration; however, secularism needs to flow in both directions, only sanatanis can’t be expected to bear the sword of secularism.

    • Which community pays the taxes so that you can enjoy your subsidies and benefits and government-funded madrasas and coaching centers ?? If it is a competition to be grateful, the Muslims should be grateful that we consider them as equals in our country. I don’t think any Muslim majority country treats Hindus or any other community as true and equal citizens.


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