BJP MP for Fatikroy constituency in Tripura, Sudhangshu Das, on Friday called for strict enactment of laws regarding population control and cow protection.
The ruling BJP lawmaker said he would raise the issue of population control and cow protection in the next session of the state assembly in the national interest.
Das insisted that the country is facing a huge population boom, which goes “beyond the limit”. According to him, the deployment of a legal framework by the government is the only way to stem the “demographic explosion” which, if not taken seriously, can have serious social and economic implications.
“Governments of Assam and Uttar Pradesh have taken the initiative to enact cow protection and population control laws. I think both demands should be implemented not only in Tripura or in two or three states, but across the country for the national interest. I will raise the matter at the next session of the assembly,” he told PTI.
He said: “The population explosion is a threat to the country. There must be a law to tackle the problem. Today, India is heading for a severe population boom, but resources are limited. We are limited to our geographic territory. all state governments should enact laws to encourage people who use family planning and to access government facilities for counseling on matters.”
Regarding livestock protection, he said, “Not only livestock smuggling, but all types of smuggling are against the law. We must ensure zero tolerance for any type of illegal activity. other illegal businesses…”.
Das said the cow protection bill is also important to ensure that the feelings of the majority are not hurt.
“In Hindu society, cows are revered as sacred animals. If in an area dominated by the majority, people of another religion slaughter a cow, it is against the social values of the majority. This must be stopped. and therefore I plan to bring a private member’s resolution to the next session of the national assembly on the protection of cows,” he said.
(With PTI inputs)