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Indian minister says families with more than two children should not be able to vote

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    Giriraj Singh, a junior BJP agriculture minister, said that India's population had grown 366 per cent since Independence CREDIT: LONELY PLANET IMAGES

    12 JULY 2019 • 12:23PM


    An Indian minister has called for families with more than two children to be stripped of voting rights, as a way to combat the country’s burgeoning population.

    Expressing his concern over the alarming “population explosion” in India, junior agricultural minister Giriraj Singh suggested that couples with more than two children should be stripped of their electoral franchise.

    The minister from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party made his comments on World Population Day in Delhi.

    To back up his argument he shared a graphic on Twitter that showed India’s population had grown by a staggering 366 per cent between independence in 1947 and 2019, whereas the United States witnessed a rise of about 113 per cent.

    Mr Singh has made controversial remarks in the past about population control, including suggesting some people should be forcibly sterilised.

    He said: "Population explosion is disturbing the balance of economy, social harmony and resources in India.”

    In what was seen as targeting Muslims and Christians, he added: “Religious obstacles are one of the main reasons for this.”

    Mr Singh also warned that India could face “another Partition in the name of culture” unless all political parties joined hands to bring about a strong birth-control law.


    He later spoke to television channels in Delhi about the distaste "certain communities" have for birth control measures.

    "I hold the view that those having more than two children should be stripped of their voting rights. And this provision must be applicable to all communities.

    “No exemption should be made for any religious group, just because its tenets disapprove of birth control measures," he said.

    The BJP politician’s views were lambasted by the opposition in Bihar, the eastern state he hails from.

    The opposing Janata Dal Party’s chief Ram Chandra Purbe said the minister was “playing petty politics” by blaming minorities for the country's population problem.

    A Congress party councillor, Prem Chandra Mishra, said such ideas go against the grain of the country's secular nature.

    "From where does Giriraj Singh get such fanciful ideas?

    Can he point out any provision in the Constitution under which a person can be disenfranchised for having more than a specified number of children?", he said.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/20...s-families-two-children-should-not-able-vote/
     
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    Modi ji's Minister brilliant idea.
     
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    Its a rare decent idea from his otherwise filthy mouth. I see nothing wrong with it. Even china implemented it. The world cant support a 10 billion population. Birth Control should be a priority.
     
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    Cry behind the scenes is, Muslims families have plenty children. so attempt to take away voting rights from Muslims.
     
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    Wow, thats your reasoning ? You would rather have a country of 1.3 billion without a good standard of living than to curb population ? Come on. Plenty of Hindu families have more than 2 children too. Btw the youth here are educated enough to think about it on their own. When things will get worse, the same people would say why didnt u think about curbing population earlier. Its just people who cant see behind the curve due to their religious agenda.
     
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    We are talking about India, and article itself talks about this. open your eyes.

    Do not get emotional and hyper for everything.
     
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    So you dont like discussing things , just post for fun. Gotcha.
     
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    dont be spin doctor, discuss the topic. intentions well known and even clearly mentioned in the article.

    you are not discussing, you are derailing.
     
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    Well, Indias population is now almost 4 times it was when the consitution was made. Constituion isnt set in stone. Can be amended if it is for the greater good of the country. Social environment of the country has changed and there needs to be credible action or else people will have a reduced standard of living, food scarcity, water shortage and live in urban slums.
     
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    very noble thoughts, hope BJP / Indian Govt. agrees.
     
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    you are lucky, you are not in India.
     
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    Indians clearly want to FORCE Muslims to stop having children. india is on path to be 20%-25% Muslim in coming decades and indians just can not have it. They want to marginalize Muslims as much as possible since they dont see Muslims as 'Indians' but rather see them as foreigners reminding them of their eternal humiliation of defeats and conquest at the hands of other, more superior civilization of Islam.

    Muslims in india need to increase their fertility rates and build up their numbers and institutions to survive with dignity. Otherwise, bad fate awaits them
     
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    wow nice argument. Hope you enforce this in your country too. Encourage people to have more children.
     
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    Pakistan's fertility rate is already very healthy (3 kids per woman). I want the same for indian Muslims.

    What's wrong?