SC allows the Ministry of Health to be part of the PIL in search of measures to control the population | India News
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has allowed a plea to do the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare a part of a PIL that has sought certain steps, including the two-child rule, to control the country’s growing population.
A bench of Judge Sanjiv Khanna approved instructions on May 7 on the guilty plea filed by BJP leader and lawyer Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay, who had sought implementation of the law. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare instead of Ministry of Interior in your PIL.
“This request for the implementation of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare instead of the Ministry of the Interior is allowed, subject to all fair exceptions,” the bank said, while listing the matter for an additional hearing on July 5.
Upadhyay had presented the PIL challenging a High Court of Delhi order that dismissed an allegation seeking certain steps, including the two-child rule, to control the country’s growing population.
The Center had previously told the SC that India was unequivocally against imposing family planning on its people and that any coercion to have a certain number of children was counterproductive and generates demographic distortions.
In an affidavit filed in the superior court, the Center had told the superior court that the family welfare program in the country was voluntary in nature, allowing couples to decide their family size and adopt planning methods. family members that were best for them, according to their choice and without any obligation.
The PIL said that the high court did not recognize that the right to clean air, drinking water, health, peaceful sleep, housing, livelihoods and education guaranteed by articles 21 and 21A of the Constitution cannot be guaranteed. to all citizens without controlling the population. explosion.
The plea in the higher court had claimed that the population of India had “marched ahead” of China, as around 20% of Indians did not have Aadhaar and therefore were not counted, and there were also millions of Rohingya and Bangladeshis living illegally in the country.
He stated that “the population explosion was also the root cause of corruption,” as well as being a contributing factor to heinous crimes such as rape and domestic violence.
He also blamed the population explosion for pollution and the scarcity of resources and jobs.