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Two child policy not 'un-Islamic' in Iran, we can implement it too: BJP

The two-child policy is family-size control policy, which encourages parents to limit their families to two children

ANI  |  New Delhi 

Two child policy in India

The (BJP) on Wednesday supported the implementation of the two-child policy in India.

Citing Iran's example, spokesperson Ashwini Upadhyay wrote on Twitter that Iran implemented the two-child policy, in the early 1990s, declaring that favoured families with two children.

He attached his post with a snippet, which explained how Iran's demography had changed after the implementation of the two-child policy.

"Government of Islamic Republic of Iran had declared that favours families with only two children @PMOIndia @narendramodi @SushmaSwaraj @JPNadda @Manekagandhibjp @rsprasad," he posted on the micro-blogging site.

A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was filed in the Supreme Court on Monday, seeking direction to the Union Government to implement the 'two-child policy' across the country.

The petition also stated that government should promote family planning and adopt all such measures to motivate the people of the country to follow two-child policy.

The two-child policy is family-size control policy, which encourages parents to limit their families to two children.

In India, apart from level promoting of family planning, the two-child policy is effective in certain states like Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Odisha and Rajasthan.

In order to contain its burgeoning population, China introduced the one-child policy in 1979, as a part of its family planning policy.

According to reports, the number of births in China fell around 630,000 in 2017. The country repealed its one-child policy in 2016.

First Published: Wed, February 14 2018. 15:10 IST
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