Plea in Delhi High Court to tackle population growth

Seeks govt. to set ‘two-child norm’ as criteria for jobs, subsidies

May 28, 2019 10:00 pm | Updated 10:01 pm IST - New Delhi

New Delhi: 12/07/2016: FOR INDEX----A view of Delhi High Court, in New Delhi on Tuesday  . Photo: Sushil Kumar Verma

New Delhi: 12/07/2016: FOR INDEX----A view of Delhi High Court, in New Delhi on Tuesday . Photo: Sushil Kumar Verma

A petition moved before the Delhi High Court has sought directions to the government to set ‘two-child norm’ as a criteria for government jobs, aids and subsidies, to control the country’s rising population.

BJP leader Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay, in his petition has also sought implementation of the recommendations for population control made by the National Commission to Review the Working of the Constitution (NCRWC) headed by Justice Venkatchaliah.

“Till now the Constitution has been amended 125 times, but population control law, has not been made, ” the petition said.

Population explosion

Mr. Upadhyay claimed that India’s population has marched ahead of China, as about 20% of the population does not have Aadhaar and therefore, is not accounted for, and there are also crores of Rohingyas and Bangladeshis living illegally in the country.

He additionally claimed that “population explosion is also the root cause of corruption”, apart from being a contributory factor behind heinous crimes like rapes, domestic violence, etc.

Mr. Upadhyay has also claimed that without population control, campaigns like Clean India and Save the Girl Child would not succeed.

“The taxpayers follow ‘Hum Do-Humare Do’, but the persons getting subsidised food cloths and houses are not adhering to it,” he added.

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