Minister of State for Health Bharati Pravin Pawar on Friday, 23 July, acknowledged a question regarding a two-child policy in the Lok Sabha, saying that the government was not considering any such proposal.
Responding to a question by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Uday Pratap Singh, Pawar stated in a written reply:
""International experience shows that any coercion or diktat to have a certain number of children is counter-productive and leads to demographic distortions like sex-selective abortions, abandonment of the female child, and even female infanticide to intense son preference."" - Bharati Pravin Pawar, according to The Indian Express
Pawar's statement assumes importance amid the introduction of two-child policy proposals in BJP-ruled states of Uttar Pradesh and Assam.
(With inputs from The Indian Express)
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