Right to contest

The NHRC thereafter held a broad-based consultation with persons from the States, which introduced the controversial norm in their Panchayati Raj Acts or/and in their State Population Policies. The consultation adopted a declaration which rejected all coercive and exclusion approaches.

Vina Mazumdar & Lotika Sarkar,

CWDS, New Delhi

The editorial does not assume that the two-child norm is part of the National Population Policy. It argues that in the context of India's attempts to limit its population, "the two-child norm must be part of a broad suasive policy."