Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday urged the minority Muslim neighborhood within the state to undertake a “civilised family planning policy” coverage to deliver down poverty and manage social issues.
“We want to work with the minority Muslim Community to control the population. The root cause of issues such as poverty, land encroachment, etc., lies in uncontrolled population growth. I think we can put an end to a lot of social problems in Assam if the Muslim community adopts decent family planning norms,” the CM mentioned in Guwahati.
Addressing a press convention to mark the completion of the first month of his authorities on the state administrative workers faculty, Sarma appealed to organizations akin to the All Assam Minority Students Union (AAMSU) and Opposition social gathering All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) to deal with inhabitants management initiatives within the Muslim neighborhood. Also read | Yogi Adityanath To Meeting with PM Modi For Amid Tumult UP
“Assam government is going to take a few more steps which should encourage population control. I want to work with AAMSU and AIUDF on this,” he mentioned
“We want community support to spread education among Muslim women. You cannot reduce poverty unless you control your population. I hope the community will respect the government’s stand on this and work towards this,” he added.
In 2017, the Assam meeting had handed inhabitants and ladies empowerment coverage which prevented individuals with greater than two kids from securing authorities jobs. It in addition prevented them from contesting council and municipal elections. However, that coverage is but to be carried out.
Since coming to energy, the state authorities have begun a marketing campaign to take away encroachments from authorities’ land and in addition from spiritual websites. Anti-encroachment drives somewhere else have uprooted hundreds of settlers from Sipajhar, Sootea, Hojai and Karimganj.
“All this encroachment is happening due to an increase in population. If that trend continues, it will lead to a paucity of living space and will result in conflict. Some are saying that such eviction drives shouldn’t happen. But we can’t allow people to illegally settle on forest land or land belonging to temples,” mentioned Sarma.
Terming Illegal smuggling of cattle as an enormous drawback, the CM mentioned brand new legislation can be handed within the subsequent meeting session on it. He identified that because the present legal guidelines within the state don’t contemplate transit of cattle as unlawful and cattle from different states are transported by means of Assam and smuggled to Bangladesh by means of the Indo-Bangla border in Meghalaya, the brand new laws was wanted.
“In July, within the next assembly session, we are going to pass a law creating transit of Bos taurus through the state as hot. With this new legislation, Assam can have to be compelled to power to fight this menace. within the interim, we’ve stopped transit of Bos taurus through associate govt order. Since coming back to power, we’ve been ready to nearly finish this hot trade,” he mentioned.