AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Thursday retaliated after Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma’s statement on population control of minorities. Owaisi said that the Assam Chief Minister has once again started the talk of ‘population control’. It is speaking Hindutva, which is blaming the poor and exploited people.

The AIMIM chief said that but the reality is that Assam has already come down to TFR (Total Fertility Rate) at 2.1 while the nation’s TFR is 2.2. In simple words, there is no population explosion.

Owaisi further said that your government should worry about the skewed sex ratio due to the barbaric practice of sex-selective abortion. It is predicted that in 2036, the sex ratio of Assam will deteriorate and the number of males will increase significantly. There is a need to fight against a fundamentally anti-gender culture.

What did Himanta Sarma say on population control?

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday urged the minority community to adopt a “proper family planning policy” for population control with an aim to reduce poverty. The Chief Minister, on the occasion of the completion of 30 days of his government, said that all stakeholders should come forward and support the government to help reduce poverty in the community. The reason for poverty is uncontrolled growth in population.

Himanta Sarma further said, “The government is the protector of all poor people but it needs the cooperation of the minority community to deal with the issue of population growth. Population growth is the main reason for poverty, illiteracy and lack of proper family planning.

Sarma said that his government would work towards educating women from the minority community so that the problem could be effectively tackled. He said that the government cannot allow encroachment of temples, sanctuaries and forest lands and the community members have also assured the government that they do not want to encroach on these lands.

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