Campaign to be launched for strict population control

Agricultural scientist M S Swaminathan, Olympian Yogeshwar Dutt and singer Suresh Wadekar are expected to be present at the launch.

New Delhi | Updated: July 9, 2017 4:10 am
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A citizens’ forum, the Taxpayers’ Association of Bharat, has involved celebrities and academics to launch a nationwide campaign demanding strict laws for population control. The campaign will be launched at Constitution Club in New Delhi on July 10, the eve of World Population Day. Agricultural scientist M S Swaminathan, Olympian Yogeshwar Dutt and singer Suresh Wadekar are expected to be present at the launch.

Arguing that taxpayers’ contribution, meant for development of the country, has been “misused” due to the poor system, the association claims that increasing population could be the major hurdle for development. “We are asking the government to begin with a law that makes two-child norm mandatory. Anyone who has more than two children should not be allowed to avail of any government facilities and should not be considered for government jobs,” said Parmesh Ranjan, general secretary of the Taxpayers’ Association of Bharat. The organisers admit backing of the RSS, but maintain they are an independent citizens’ forum.

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    Arif
    Jul 9, 2017 at 1:23 pm
    The demands are fair enough and need to be supported, the method adopted is rewarding those who comply Population control which is definitely acceptable practice. Must be implemented NOW. In addition those hailing from reservation categories may not be allowed to avail reservations as well. Private sector should be roped in as well however to apply it for new entrants in job category say after 15-21 years from now (new couples who can make decisions now)
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    Kamal Pasha
    Jul 9, 2017 at 12:08 pm
    India need strict laws like China's One Child Policy. Population of China is now less than India.
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