GUWAHATI: For raising the issue of a Strict Population Control Act at the Monsoon season of Lok Sabha, Jansankhya Samadhan Foundation on Wednesday praised Mangaldoi MP Dilip Saikia.
The foundation has repeatedly called upon the government to enact strict population control laws in the country. It has also been organizing multiple events across the country since 2017.
A memorandum in this regard has been sent to the Prime Minister, Home Minister, BJP National President from 162 districts of the country on the occasion of World Population Day on 11th July.
The Northeast Unit of the Foundation has done a great job with this. On August 10, the Foundation’s Janajagaran Abhiyan in North East India was launched at a programme in Guwahati, Assam. So far, foundation work has been started in at least 20 districts of Assam and the rest of the northeastern states. In the near future, plans are afoot to hold this program in all the district of north-east India. A seminar on the issue will be held in Guwahati in February next year.
Meanwhile, in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, Dilip Saikia, a Member of Parliament from Mangaldoi Lok Sabha constituency, responded to the Foundation’s call and demanded the enactment of a strict population control law in the nation. MP Saikia has made it clear in the House that Assam is the second largest Muslim state in India after Kashmir. The MP also pointed out that there has been a massive change in the demographics of the state as a whole.
In his speech, MP Dilip Saikia said (in Assamese), “After Jammu & Kashmir, Assam has the second largest Muslim population. It has 34% Muslim population and as per estimates, after 2021 census there will be 35% Muslim population in the state. Out of 126 Assembly constituencies, in 82 constituencies (LACs), there are minimum 20,000 Muslim voters revealed in recent survey. This statistics, therefore, has compelled us to think that a situation may arise when Assam becomes a Jammu & Kashmir. Therefore, I hope that the government of India, under honourable Prime Minister Modi and the entire Parliament together should enact a Population Control Law. Unless we come out with population control policy, Assam will take the direction of Jammu & Kashmir. It is not only Assam, but the manner in which Muslim population is increasing in West Bengal and Bihar, Jammu & Kashmir like situation may erupt in these states also.”
The Jansankhya Samadhan Foundation also hopes that the call of MP Saikia will come out true in the near future, stated Sailendra Pandey, Chairman Northeast Chapter.
Pandey also mentioned that every members of the Foundation is committed to march forward in order to bring a strict population control act for the betterment of the country and state.