Vishva Hindu Parishad raises concern over UP population bill

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Alok Kumar

The VHP has urged the state government to remove one child norm from the draft bill

By Muslim Mirror Staff

New Delhi: The Vishwa Hindu Parishad has raised its concern against the draft of the Population Control Bill released by the Uttar Pradesh State Law Commission. The organisation has asked the state government to reconsider its decision adding that it will lead to negative growth in population.

VHP’s International Working President Alok Kumar said the proposal to incentivise couples to have just one child will “further the demographic imbalance in society.” He raised his objections citing the example of China and its government’s recent relaxation of the one child norm. “In the case of Uttar Pradesh, the one child policy is likely to lead to further imbalance between different communities because they are known to respond differently to the incentives and disincentives related to family planning and contraception,” he added.

The VHP has sent a letter to the Uttar Pradesh government seeking removal of the one child norm from the draft population policy.

The Bill has been published by the Uttar Pradesh Law Commission inviting suggestions and modifications, with Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath actively promoting the Bill as a desired policy aim of his government.

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