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UP Law Commission calls for population control, says ‘not against any religion’

The Law Commission Chairman’s statement comes a day after Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma announced his government’s proposed population control policy. However, the UP government has not issued any official confirmation of a law formulated along the same lines.

Aditya Nath Mittal, Chairman of the Uttar Pradesh Law Commission (Photo: ANI)

Uttar Pradesh Law Commission Chairman Aditya Nath Mittal said on Sunday that there should be a check on the increase in population as it is creating problems in the state.

Mittal said those who aid and contribute to population control in the state should continue to benefit from government resources and facilities. He also clarified that population control is different from family planning and is not against any particular religion or human right.

The Law Commission Chairman’s statement comes a day after the Chief Minister of Assam Himanta Biswa Sarma announced his government’s proposed population control policy. However, the UP government has not issued any official confirmation of a law formulated along the same lines.

On Saturday, Sarma said his government would gradually implement a two-child policy to qualify for benefits under specific state-funded schemes.

“Whether it is loan waiver or any other government program, we will slowly implement a population policy for these programs. The population standards will not be applicable to Tea Gardens, SC, ST communities but will be imposed on all others enjoying government benefits in the future as population policy has already started in Assam,” said CM Sarma at a press conference.

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