Upendra Bharati | HENB | New Delhi | Feb 11, 2022:: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Lok Sabha member Uday Pratap Singh from Hoshangabad LS constituency of Madhya Pradeshon said on Friday that there should be a law to implement the two-child norm in the country in order to arrest the growing population.
“The country doesn’t have the capacity to support 135 crore people. In the future, the population is projected to reach 160 crore, which will be a strain on national resources,” Mr. Singh, said in the Lok Sabha during the Zero Hour. A population control law should be enacted to implement a two-child norm, he added.
Another BJP member, Nishikant Dubey, from Godda LS Constituency from Jharkhand said the government denied reservation rights to Scheduled Tribes if they converted to religions other than Buddhism, Jainism and Hinduism. “Under Article 341 for SCs, it is clearly mentioned that if they convert to any other religion, their status as SC will cease to exist,” he said. The BJP member added that a similar provision should be brought in under Article 342 meant for Scheduled Tribes to discourage them from converting to religions such as Christianity and Islam (from Hindu fold).
As per Indian constitution [Art. 25(2)(b)], “Hindus shall be construed as including a reference to persons professing the Sikh, Jaina or Buddhist religion…”
Many of members of parliament are anxious about the uncontrolled increase of Muslim population, decrease of Hindu population and the rampant conversion by Islamist and Evangelist groups causing demographic imbalance in India.
Earlier many BJP MPs and others including BJP’s Rajya Sabha member Prof. Rakesh Kumar Sinha demanded two-child norms in India and introduced various bills in the parliament for the enactment of relevant laws.
__inputs from Agencies.