India's Coercive Population Laws Under Fire

Critics say laws are unnecessary, aimed at Muslims and hostile to women

By: Neeta Lal

Demographers and activists are denouncing a population control measure introduced in India’s most populous state, Uttar Pradesh (220 million people) by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath as unnecessary, hostile to women’s rights, and unfairly aimed at Muslims.

The timing of the bill, which promotes a two-child policy, has also been questioned a…

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