A new plea has been filed with the Supreme Court to make Union states and territories parties to a PIL which has called for certain measures to control the country’s growing population.
The Center earlier told the Supreme Court that India was unequivocal against imposing family planning on its people. (File photo)
A new plea has been filed with the Supreme Court to make states and Union Territories parties to a PIL which has called for certain measures, including the two-child standard, to control the country’s growing population.
The plea filed by lawyer Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay said the population explosion is causing many problems, including the excessive demand on the country’s natural resources.
Upadhyay had filed the PIL challenging a Delhi High Court order that dismissed a plea asking for certain measures, including the two-child standard, to control the country’s growing population.
The Center previously told the SC that India was unequivocal against imposing family planning on its population and that any coercion to have a certain number of children was counterproductive and led to demographic distortions.
In an affidavit filed with the highest court, the Center told the Supreme Court that the family protection program in the country is voluntary in nature, which allows couples to decide on the size of their families and on their own. ” adopt the family planning methods that suit them best, according to their choice and without any constraints.
PIL said the High Court failed to understand that the right to clean air, clean water, health, peaceful sleep, shelter, livelihood and education guaranteed by Articles 21 and 21A of the Constitution could not be guaranteed to all citizens without controlling the population. explosion.
The High Court’s plea claimed that the people of India marched ahead of China, as around 20 percent of Indians did not have Aadhaar and therefore were not counted, and there were also millions Rohingya and Bangladeshis living illegally in the country.
He claimed that the population explosion was also the root cause of corruption, in addition to being a contributing factor behind heinous crimes such as rape and domestic violence.
He also blamed the population explosion for pollution and the scarcity of resources and jobs.
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