UP law panel examining the feasibility of population control legislation


The Uttar Pradesh Law Commission is examining the feasibility of a state law for population control.

When asked if the panel ensures the viability of a population control law in the state, Uttar Pradesh, Law Commission (Retd) chairman Aditya Nath Mittal, told PTI : ” Yes. It is under study. “

“We are looking at various incentives and disincentives (to have the law),” he added.

Asked about possible salient features of the legislative proposal, Justice Mittal said: “We are also looking at various family units, in addition to their polygamy and polyandry aspects. It is premature to say anything.

“Moreover, it will only be our recommendation that the government can accept or reject,” he added.

He hoped to submit his panel report on the matter to the government in about two months.

Speaking to reporters earlier in Sambhal, Samajwadi Party MP Iqbal Mehmood said Yogi Adityanath’s government was planning to pass a population control law and called it a conspiracy against Muslims. .

“Any law against population control will be a conspiracy against Muslims,” said SP deputy from Sambhal.

Mehmood made this claim, claiming that “the increase in the population of the country is due to the Dalits and the tribes and not to the Muslims”.

“This is in fact an attack on Muslims disguised as population control,” he said.

“If the BJP believes that only the Muslim population is increasing in the country, a bill for this law should have been tabled in parliament so that it could be implemented across the country. Why is it deposited at the UP? Mehmood asked.

Affirming that “Muslims have already understood not to take care of more than two or three children”, the deputy of Sambhal affirmed that the population of the country is increasing because of people belonging to the listed castes and tribes and not because of the minority community.

Mehmood also warned that any population control law would meet the same fate as switching to the National Register of Citizens.

“The impact of the NRC in Assam has been more on non-Muslims than on Muslims. The population law will also meet the same fate. I do not understand why the government of Yogi Adityanath, which has only seven months in power, is talking about the law on population control? He asked.

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