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UP Law Commission drafts bill to control population growth

The Uttar Pradesh Law Commission is considering a proposal to introduce an LA to control population growth.

The chairman of the Law Commission, Aditya Nath Mittal, said there should be control over the increase in population as it creates problems in the state.

Judge Mittal, a former high court judge in Allahabad, is drafting a bill for the government of Uttar Pradesh to help control the increase in the state’s population.

“The bill will be prepared within the next two months and the report will be submitted to the state government,” Justice Mittal said.

Insisting on the requirement for such a law, Justice Mittal said: “Resources are already overexploited due to the increase in population.

“Imagine if the state’s population remains at 22 crore to 23 crore even after 20 years, then what will be the condition of the state? There will be plenty in abundance for the next generation. There will be no shortage of resources, “he said. noted.

Uttar Pradesh is the most populous state in the country with a population of around 22 crore.

“When drafting this law, all aspects will be examined and a comprehensive study of all these laws will be carried out,” he added.

Judge Mittal’s report and a Prohibition of Illegal Conversion Bill played a key role in the development of the Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Illegal Religious Conversion Act 2021.

The State Law Commission had also submitted a bill to the state government for the removal of religious structures from public places, recommending a three-year prison sentence and a fine for violators.

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 that it is not contrary to any particular religion and human rights.

The law commission chairman’s statement comes after Assam’s chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma announced his government’s proposed population control policy.

However, the UP government has not issued any official confirmation on a law being formulated in the same direction.

It should be noted that the Chief Minister of Assam, Himanta Biswa Sarma, has already announced the gradual implementation of the two-child policy to benefit from government benefits in Assam.

However, tea garden workers and members of Scheduled Castes and Tribes communities have been exempted from its jurisdiction.


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