Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) – While opposing the proposed Law on population control in Uttar Pradesh Shafiqur Rahman, Samajwadi Party’s MP from Sambhal said that birth of a child is Allah’s gift and it is not right to oppose natural happenings.
Mr. Ramesh Shinde (National Spokesperson of Hindu Janajagruti Samiti [HJS]) condemned Shafiqur Rahman’s statement and asked him why should the Government be asked to provide facilities, minority commission and other reservations on the basis of religion if giving birth to children and bringing them up happens as per Allah’s wish.
Congratulations to honourable UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath
Uttar Pradesh Government has created an ideal for other States by deciding to pass a Law to control the increasing population, and Hindu Janajagruti Samiti heartily welcomes this step. In this country, there is one law for minorities in the name of religion and another law for majority Hindus; but, this will not be tolerated. All rules and regulations, laws should be the same all over the country.
The Law to control population is the need of the hour if we want to strike a religious balance of the population. Increasing population is a national problem and we request our honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the Union Government pass this Law at the national level too.
On World Population Day, Yogi Adityanath unveiled the Uttar Pradesh Population Policy 2021-2030. The policy aims to bring down the total fertility rate among women to 2.1 by 2026 and to 1.9 by 2030 – from the current rate of 2.7.
“Across the world, concerns have been raised from time to time about increasing population being a hurdle in development. Discussions on it have been going on for the past four decades”, the CM said.
As per the policy, efforts will be made to increase accessibility of contraceptive measures under the family planning programme and provide a proper system for safe abortions. Provisions have been made to ensure health services for all and pay special attention to pregnant women, infants, sick newborns and children who are malnourished.