A day after saying there was ‘no population explosion’ in India, AIMIM supremo Asaddudin Owaisi targeted Uttar Pradesh’s Prime Minister Yogi Adityanath on July 12 over the latter’s concerns about the country’s growing population. that the CM is talking ‘nonsense’. . Owasi further claimed that the total fertility rate in the state dropped from 2.6 to 2.3. It is pertinent to mention here that a recent report by the United Nations predicted that by 2023 India will overtake China as the world’s most populous country.
The AIMIM chief spoke to ANI and said: “Yogi is talking nonsense. He is creating fear among Muslims. Muslims use most of the contraceptives. Yogi is telling a lie. Muslims are not natives of India? If we see reality, is indigenous only tribes and Dravidian people.In UP, without any law, desired fertility rate would be reached by 2026-2030.Their own health minister said no law in the country is needed for population control.It is Muslims who use the most contraceptives “In UP, the total fertility rate that was 2.6 in 2016 is now 2.3. Country’s demographic dividend is the best among all countries.”
A day earlier, Owaisi claimed that there was ‘no population explosion’ in India and declared that Sanghis was spreading ‘false news’. Instead, the focus should be on ensuring a healthier and more productive young population of the country, he added.
CM Yogi Adityanath launches ‘Population Stability Pankhwada’ in Lucknow
On 11 July, on the occasion of World Population Day, Yogi Adityanath, Prime Minister of Uttar Pradesh, launched the ‘Population Stability Pankhwada’ in Lucknow and complimented the steps taken by his government to reduce maternal mortality and infant mortality rates, saying there was a need to do better in this direction.
Addressing the occasion, CM Yogi said: “Mass awareness programs on population stabilization have been organized in the country for the past five decades. A balanced population is an achievement for society on a certain scale, but the real achievement is health and well-being. Where there is disease, disorder or lack of adequate resources, population explosion becomes a challenge. “